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The National Crime Agency’s role in targeting the most harmful serious and organised crime offenders has been highlighted with a string of New Year’s Honours, including for its Director General, Lynne Owens, who has been made a Dame Commander of the Order of the Bath (DCB).

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After an international manhunt, National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man in Leeds in connection with the murder of a man on the Costa Del Sol.

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Three men suspected of a plot to import significant amounts of heroin into the UK from Afghanistan - destined for County Lines networks - have been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

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National Crime Agency officers have today arrested two men in relation to child sexual abuse offences being investigated as part of Operation Stovewood.

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A haul of a cutting agent that would make the illegal drug Amphetamine, worth around £2.5 million at street level, has been seized in Blackpool as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

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The National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), in conjunction with the Independent Schools Council (ISC) and the Independent Schools' Bursars Association (ISBA), has published an alert on the money laundering risks faced by independent schools.

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National Crime Agency officers, working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF), have seized a number of properties in Northern Ireland following a proceeds of crime investigation.

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National Crime Agency and Police Service of Northern Ireland officers working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) have seized over one kilo of suspected cocaine following searches of two parked cars and nearby land in the Greenisland area of County Antrim.

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A Birmingham man suspected of being the mastermind behind a network of UK cannabis farms has been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

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Update: two men have now been charged as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into drug smuggling.

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An Iranian national who ran a financial services company designed to circumvent financial sanctions on Iran, has been sentenced in the US after being arrested and extradited from the UK.

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National Crime Agency officers have discovered a massive three-floor cannabis farm in a former nightclub in Coventry.

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A man from County Antrim has been charged with attempting to import a gun and ammunition in the post from the United States.

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A man has been jailed for over nine years after a sawn-off shotgun and cash was recovered as part of an operation by the joint National Crime Agency and Metropolitan Police Service Organised Crime Partnership.

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NCA officers, current and retired, have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours for outstanding work in their respective fields and showing exceptional dedication during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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A seventh suspected member of an organised crime group in Merseyside has been arrested as part of an investigation into drug trafficking and money laundering.