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Lynne Owens

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.

Blocks of cocaine

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.

suspect being escorted to the police car

A man arrested by the National Crime Agency in Birmingham yesterday in connection with a major people smuggling investigation has been charged.

Drug packages stacked in bricks

More than two tonnes of cocaine worth around £160m has been seized and six men arrested in a dramatic operation at sea.

Shaquille Williams custody image

A graphic designer has been jailed for more than five years for terrorising six women in an online abuse campaign.

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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.

Drugs concealed in coconuts

A drug smuggler who used coconuts to hide almost 140 kilos of herbal cannabis sent from Ghana has been jailed.

Ashley Corbin Custody

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 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] .

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The National Crime Agency has issued an alert to furloughed port and airport workers warning they may be vulnerable to organised crime groups seeking to exploit the Covid crisis.

Drugs in packages on floor

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.


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.

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Around 100 potential victims have been identified and 38 people arrested following a week long law enforcement crackdown targeting child traffickers.

NCA and police jackets

National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man in County Down on suspicion of importing firearms in the post.

doublevpn takedown notice

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.

seized firearm

A man from Bristol suspected of buying a forward-venting blank firearm has been arrested and a firearm seized.