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Three-hundred and thirty-seven suspects have been arrested globally in multi-agency operations sparked by a National Crime Agency investigation into one of the UK’s worst ever child sex offenders.

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A man who illegally imported handguns from Spain into Scotland has been jailed for three years and ten months.

Michael Aitken

A pensioner has been given a suspended sentence after making more than 50,000 child abuse images.

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A man arrested in Bristol on Tuesday as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into human trafficking has been charged.

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Charges relate to the importation of £billions worth of drugs.

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A man and woman from Bristol have been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency investigation into the trafficking of Slovakian nationals into the UK for labour exploitation.

Feng Xu

A Chinese national who was responsible for operating a network of properties used by organised crime groups for prostitution or cannabis farms has pleaded guilty to 22 fraud, false ID and money laundering offences.

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Suspected members of an international organised crime group responsible for importing in excess of 50 tonnes of drugs worth billions of pounds into the UK from the Netherlands have been arrested, as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

Dean Petley

An automotive engineer has admitted paying two women to sexually abuse children online, after a National Crime Agency investigation.

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Four men have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into an attempt to smuggle migrants into the UK which resulted in the death of an Iranian woman.

Akeksandar Uljaveric and Alexandru Mitu

Two Eastern European men found with drugs worth £2.7 million have been jailed following an investigation by the Organised Crime Partnership.

Leonard Powell

The ringleader of an organised crime gang that used small boats to smuggle Albanian migrants across the English Channel has been told to pay back nearly £138,000 in criminal profits.

Dariusz Wilczynski and Baroslaw Pieczyski

Two Polish nationals found with nine kilos of MDMA worth hundreds of thousands of pounds have been jailed. 

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Two men who hid £60 million worth of cocaine on a yacht travelling from South America to the UK have been convicted of drug smuggling.

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Two men have been arrested by the National Crime Agency in London as part of an investigation into an Albanian organised crime group suspected of attempting to smuggle people into the UK in the backs of lorries. 

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The Electoral Commission investigation focused on loans totalling £8m provided to Better for the Country Ltd and Leave.EU.