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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Two men have been arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the supply of Class A controlled drugs, following a Paramilitary Crime Task Force operation in Carrickfergus.

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Two men have been charged after a loaded gun, ammunition, £60,000 in cash and cocaine was seized at a flat in Brent Cross, North West London.

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Two National Crime Agency officers who tackled armed suspects fleeing an illegal firearms factory have been awarded the Queen’s Commendation for Bravery.

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The National Crime Agency has issued an alert to the UK maritime industry, warning them that organised crime groups may target them to obtain small boats for people smugglers.

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

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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.

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Two men have been arrested following the seizure of 20kg of cocaine and £25,000 in cash at a flat in Rotherhithe, South East London.

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The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is issuing a warning to the public as reports of ‘clone firm’ investment scams increased by 29% in April 2020 compared to March, when the UK went into its first lockdown.

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A truck driver from Ireland has been detained by the National Crime Agency after 42 kilos of cocaine were seized from his lorry at the Channel Tunnel terminal in France.

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Four suspected members of an Albanian organised crime group have been charged with money laundering and drug supply offences after £340,000 in cash and cocaine worth £400,000 was seized.

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Fraudsters are targeting elderly and vulnerable people with a vaccine scam and asking for bank details or cash payments for access to vaccines that are fake or non-existent.

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Four people have been charged and quantities of drugs and cash recovered following a National Crime Agency raid on a property in Birmingham.