NCA and police jackets

Three people have been arrested following an investigation into the alleged supply of small boats to cross-Channel people smugglers.

Image showing the NCA and Merseyside Police logos.

During a warrant executed in the Cronton area this morning (Friday 9 April), a man and woman were arrested and a Range Rover and designer clothing, jewellery and watches recovered.

Ngo Sy Tai being arrested

A man arrested by the National Crime Agency over his alleged involvement in the smuggling of migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex has had his extradition ordered.

Martinus Gunning Custody Image

A Dutchman who admitted swallowing 50 packets of cocaine in an attempt to smuggle them into the UK has been jailed for 32 months.


Six men have appeared in crown court charged in relation to the seizure of 450kg of MDMA hidden in an excavator that was shipped to Australia.

Three officers going into back patio doors

Suspected members of an organised crime group responsible for selling vast quantities of MDMA on the dark web have been targeted in raids across the North East and Surrey.

Man in handcuffs with two officers

The suspected head of a crime network involved in smuggling migrants to the UK in the back of lorries has been extradited to Belgium to face trial.

Image showing man who plead guilty to possession with intent to supply cocaine.

An Essex upholsterer who was caught transporting £1.6m worth of cocaine within two chairs has been sentenced to nine years in prison.

Police officer standing next to a lorry with migrants inside

A man has been arrested by the National Crime Agency on suspicion of people smuggling offences after an operation at a motorway service station.

NCA officer jackets

A criminal group who masterminded a plot that brought millions of pounds worth of heroin and cocaine into the UK over five years have been jailed in The Netherlands.

5 packages of wrapped cocaine

Two men have been arrested after cocaine worth £1.6m was seized in Manchester as part of Operation Venetic.

Police officers next to lorry

Update: A Turkish lorry driver has been charged with assisting illegal immigration, as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into people smuggling.

Images of the suspects

Five members of a Polish organised crime group have been jailed for the importation and supply of nearly £1million worth of cocaine, supplying almost £1million worth of MDMA, and possession of a firearm, following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership (OCP).

NCA Logo

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has concluded its pre-investigative evidential review into allegations of fraud concerning the then HBOS Impaired Assets Division, London and South-East Region.

Three officers walking towards a vehicle, one wearing an NCA jacket

Four men have been charged with conspiring to supply class A drugs as part of a Paramilitary Crime Task Force investigation into the organised crime activities of the South East Antrim UDA (SEA UDA). 

Drugs wrapped in packages

A German truck driver has been jailed for 19 years after attempting to bring almost half a tonne of cocaine into the UK hidden in tyres.