The National Economic Crime Centre has launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness of payment diversion fraud (PDF).
Lorry drivers across Britain are being urged to lock their vehicles and report any suspicious activity that could be linked to people smuggling, in a joint appeal being led by the National Crime Agency and Border Force.
Two UK residents have been jailed for a combined nine and a half years after the National Crime Agency secured their arrests and extradition to France where they were wanted for their part in smuggling at least 250 migrants into the UK.
A man wanted by the National Crime Agency for his involvement in the supply of class A drugs worth millions of pounds has been arrested in Lanzarote.
Over five tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of 200 million euros – the largest ever seizure in Europe in recent years – has been recovered from a sailing vessel in the Atlantic.
A man who sexually assaulted young children and was actively seeking opportunities to offend again has been jailed for 12 and-a-half years after a National Crime Agency investigation.
Suspected criminal cash totalling almost €560,000 will be returned to the public purse after the National Crime Agency secured a forfeiture order following a smuggling attempt by a Dutch man.
National Crime Agency officers have arrested two men as part of a drugs and money laundering investigation which led to the seizure of more than £1.6m last year.
A man arrested by the National Crime Agency yesterday in connection with the supply of fraudulent passports to some of the UK’s most notorious organised criminals has been charged.
A 45-year-old man has been arrested by National Crime Agency officers as part of an investigation into the attempted importation of almost a quarter of a tonne of cocaine in a bus in September 2020.
A man wanted by the NCA for his suspected links to firearms and drug supply in the North West has been arrested in Spain.
A man listed on the National Crime Agency’s ‘most wanted’ list has been arrested in the Netherlands.
A gang leader who boasted of smuggling dozens of women into the UK using HGVs and small boats has been jailed for 10 years.
A former police officer from Kent has been sentenced after he admitted viewing child abuse material online.
Members of a London-based organised crime group have been jailed for a total of 29 years for possessing and supplying handguns and ammunition.
National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man from Northern Ireland as part of a people smuggling investigation which saw 10 migrants rescued from the back of a lorry.
Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed Graeme Biggar CBE as interim Director General of the National Crime Agency when Dame Lynne Owens steps down on Monday 4 October.
A man has been charged with being involved in a conspiracy to smuggle 17 men, women and children into the UK in the back of a van.
NCA Director General Dame Lynne Owens and EUROPOL Executive Director Catherine De Bolle have signed a working arrangement between the NCA and Europol which will sit under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.
A Serbian lorry driver has been jailed for nine years after attempting to smuggle 40 kilos of cocaine into the UK hidden amongst a load of bottle tops and paper rolls.
National Crime Agency investigators have charged a van driver from Birmingham with attempting to import a huge haul of class A drugs, following a seizure at Dover.
Two taxi drivers suspected of working with a Vietnamese organised crime gang involved in people smuggling have been arrested by the National Crime Agency.
A bio-medical scientist from Sheffield has been jailed for three years for attempting to sexually abuse children online by engaging them in explicit conversations.
Two brothers have been sentenced to a total of 43 years in prison for smuggling illegal firearms into the UK.
Five suspects have been arrested in early morning raids in an operation linked to the recovery of 2.3 tonnes of cocaine worth £190m.
Six men have been charged as part of a major National Crime Agency investigation into an organised criminal network alleged to have smuggled hundreds of Iraqi-Kurdish migrants into the UK.
Dame Lynne Owens has announced her intention to retire from her position as Director General of the National Crime Agency, after 32 years of service to law enforcement.
A man with suspected links to East Belfast Ulster Volunteer Force has been ordered to hand over £60,000 proceeds of crime, following an investigation by National Crime Agency officers working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force.
Eight men arrested by the National Crime Agency in Cheshire, Greater Manchester and Merseyside last Thursday in connection with an organised crime group dealing Class A and B drugs have been charged.
A lorry driver has been jailed for 14 and a half years after trying to smuggle 50kg of cocaine worth £4m by hiding it in his bed.
A man arrested by the National Crime Agency in Birmingham yesterday in connection with a major people smuggling investigation has been charged.
More than two tonnes of cocaine worth around £160m has been seized and six men arrested in a dramatic operation at sea.
A graphic designer has been jailed for more than five years for terrorising six women in an online abuse campaign.
Durham-based property developer Ronald Morton has agreed to hand over assets worth £850,000 to settle a civil recovery and tax claim brought by the NCA which was based on his alleged involvement in drug trafficking, money laundering and tax evasion.
A drug smuggler who used coconuts to hide almost 140 kilos of herbal cannabis sent from Ghana has been jailed.
Two men who were jailed for manufacturing and supplying counterfeit identity documents have been ordered to surrender almost £350,000 of their illicit earnings or face a further four and a half years in prison.
A man has been given a suspended sentence after buying horrific sexual abuse footage of girls blackmailed by one of the worst online sexual predators the National Crime Agency has ever investigated.
A Cambridge academic who fraudulently claimed almost £2.8 million in government grants has been ordered to pay £1.3 million back from his crimes or face another eight-and-a-half years in prison.
A drug supplier who used encrypted messaging service Encrochat to sell cocaine has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, following an investigation by the joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).
A lorry driver who attempted to smuggle ketamine and mephedrone worth £2 million into the UK by hiding it in his mattress has been jailed.
A man wanted by the National Crime Agency for money laundering offences has been handed over to face charges in Northern Ireland.
A lorry driver has been charged following the seizure of cocaine and heroin worth £5.7 million.
A Glasgow man has been jailed for five years for smuggling a potentially deadly stun gun into the UK, following a National Crime Agency and Police Scotland investigation.
A lorry driver from West Lothian has been handed a seven-and-a-half-year jail sentence following the seizure of cocaine worth almost £900,000 in Bathgate.
A man has been charged with firearms offences after a loaded handgun and bullets were seized from the car he was travelling in yesterday [3 August] .
Six men have been convicted after a National Crime Agency investigation uncovered their role in the supply of cocaine and a separate plot to torture and rob a Manchester man’s home and business.
A truck driver who tried to smuggle almost 100kg of cocaine into the UK has been jailed for 11 years as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.
A man who sexually assaulted young children and was actively seeking opportunities to offend again has been convicted of 14 counts of child sexual abuse after a National Crime Agency investigation.
A 31-year old man suspected of importing class A drugs through his links to a Northern Ireland haulage firm has been arrested.
A man has been found guilty of attempting to smuggle cocaine with an estimated street value of £160k into the UK after a “Christmas shopping” trip with his wife in the Netherlands.