A woman from Kent who headed up a crime group that supplied over half a tonne of cocaine and laundered millions of pounds in illicit cash has been jailed for 15 years.
Seven people have been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency operation aimed at dismantling an organised crime group involved in transporting hundreds of Albanian migrants to the UK illegally.
A former First Minister of the British overseas territory of Montserrat has been jailed for 15 years, after he was convicted of sexually exploiting five girls including two 13 year olds.
Officers from Project Invigor, the National Crime Agency-led taskforce targeting organised immigration crime, have taken part in an operation which has seen eight members of a major people smuggling network arrested in Greece.
Seven British fugitives have been arrested in Spain in the space of just three weeks as a result of joint operations between the National Crime Agency and the Spanish National Police.
Around 100 potential victims have been identified and 38 people arrested following a week long law enforcement crackdown targeting child traffickers.
London based property developer Richard Leahy has agreed to hand over assets worth almost £2 million to settle a civil recovery claim based on alleged involvement in cannabis cultivation, money laundering and fraud.
A week-long joint operation involving the National Crime Agency’s International Crime Bureau and the police National Extradition Unit (NEU) has led to the capture of six wanted fugitives across the UK.
A Serbian lorry driver has been charged with drug smuggling offences by National Crime Agency officers after cocaine worth £3.2 million was found in a lorry heading to the UK.
Three 9mm firearms have been seized and two men charged as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.
An Afghan national suspected of being one of the leaders of an international people smuggling network has been arrested in north London.
A man from Essex has been jailed for six years for abusing 11 children in Myanmar after he travelled to the country for a guided cycling tour in 2016.
National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man in County Down on suspicion of importing firearms in the post.
Two men from the north west have been jailed to a total of 30 years and four months after attempting to smuggle 243 kilos of cocaine into the UK on an empty passenger coach.
A Politically Exposed Person has agreed to surrender £4m which was transferred via the Azerbaijan Laundromat money laundering scheme.
A graphic designer has been convicted of terrorising six women in an online abuse campaign.
An international investigation involving the National Crime Agency has led to the takedown of DoubleVPN – the service used by cyber criminals around the world to mask their location and identities online.
Three men have been jailed for running a huge three-floor cannabis farm in an abandoned nightclub in Coventry.
A man from Bristol suspected of buying a forward-venting blank firearm has been arrested and a firearm seized.
A £5,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest of a man who has been on the run since 2007.
A former Ministry of Defence employee who used his IT skills to source and download child abuse images on the dark web, including rape and torture videos of babies, has been jailed for 16 months.
Five British men have been arrested after a tonne of cocaine was discovered on a yacht sailing from the Caribbean to Europe.
Three people have been arrested by the National Crime Agency as part of a major international investigation into the exportation of cocaine from the UK to Australia.
A 42-year-old man has been jailed for 15 years, after admitting a conspiracy to supply cocaine and launder thousands of pounds following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).
Self-employed accountant Abid Naveed has handed over £1.9 million to settle a civil recovery claim based on alleged links to a criminal gang responsible for laundering £160m of drug money.
A former professional footballer has been convicted after firearms, ammunition and Class A drugs were seized from his home in a National Crime Agency investigation linked to Operation Venetic.
National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man wanted in connection with the smuggling of migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex in October 2019.
A man wanted for his alleged involvement in multi-tonne cocaine importations from South America to Germany has been arrested by the National Crime Agency.
A man has been convicted after attempting to smuggle £1 million of heroin and cocaine into the UK hidden in car door panels.
A drug smuggler who stashed hundreds of thousands of pounds worth of cocaine among cereal, coffee and baking mixes has been jailed for seven and a half years.
Five officers from the National Crime Agency working in the fields of child protection, kidnap and intelligence have been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The last man arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into the alleged importation of cocaine and heroin has been extradited from the Netherlands to face the UK courts.
A man has been jailed for 10 years after a gun and cocaine worth over £1 million was found at his home, including under his child’s cot.
Six people have been arrested by officers from the National Crime Agency over the importation of drugs and money laundering by a suspected crime group with links to Northern Ireland.
Three men arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into the attempted smuggling of 69 Albanian migrants into the UK on a fishing vessel have today been charged.
A sadistic online blackmailer is facing years behind bars after targeting nearly 2,000 people globally to commit some of the most sickening sexual offending the National Crime Agency has ever investigated.
A Turkish lorry driver has been jailed for two-and-a-half years after pleading guilty to attempting to smuggle 17 migrants out of the UK in the back of his lorry.
Members of a London-based organised crime group are facing jail time after being convicted of possessing and supplying handguns and ammunition.
A man who attempted to smuggle cocaine worth £420, 000 into the UK has been jailed for nine years.
A tennis playing born again Christian has been jailed for molesting two boys over a 20-year period.
The jail term of an online predator who targeted thousands of children and tricked at least 500 boys into sending him sexual videos and images of themselves has been increased by the Court of Appeal.
A drugs trafficker who went on the run for four years has been jailed after handing himself in and admitted importing nearly half a tonne of cannabis into the UK.
Over £400,000 of suspected criminal cash has been seized in London as part of an Organised Crime Partnership (OCP) investigation into a drug supply network believed to be running their business over the encrypted comms platform EncroChat.
A man who manufactured and distributed class A drugs from his garage has been jailed for nearly 13 years after an investigation by the new Merseyside Organised Crime Partnership.
Two men caught by National Crime Agency officers handing over cocaine in a Buckinghamshire car park have been jailed for eight and a half years.
A Polish lorry driver has been arrested after 100kgs of cocaine was found in two spare wheels attached to the underside of his lorry.
Five men from Merseyside have been charged in a National Crime Agency investigation emerging from the take down of encrypted comms platform EncroChat.
The National Crime Agency has begun an investigation following the discovery of almost a tonne of what is thought to be cocaine at two locations on the East Sussex coast.
Criminals are exploiting advances in technology to drive serious and organised crime, the NCA says in the 2021 National Strategic Assessment – with increased online usage leading to a rise in offending.
A Romanian lorry driver who tried to smuggle a group of migrants, including a man suspected of child sex offences, out of the UK has been jailed for six years.