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A man who smuggled a firearm into the country has today, Friday, 8 January, 2021 been convicted.


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

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Three drug couriers who attempted to smuggle cocaine worth around £50,000 into the UK on the same flight into Gatwick have been jailed.

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A luxury penthouse apartment and a Porsche with a combined value of over £800,000 have been recovered following a National Crime Agency investigation.

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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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A student from Brazil has been charged with attempting to smuggle cocaine into the UK on Christmas Eve.

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21 people have been arrested across the UK as part of an operation targeting customers of an online criminal marketplace that advertised stolen personal credentials.

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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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More than half a million pounds of money linked to a bogus car firm has been recovered following a National Crime Agency investigation.

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The Supreme Court has dismissed the application by Zamira Hajiyeva, the wife of jailed Azerbaijani banker Jahangir Hajiyev, to appeal the Unexplained Wealth Order made against her by the National Crime Agency.

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A haulage firm owner who bragged about being involved in organised crime for over 20 years has been jailed for more than 14 years for moving drugs and dirty cash across Europe.

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A man wanted in Belgium on suspicion of smuggling a number of Vietnamese migrants found dead in a lorry in Essex has been arrested by the National Crime Agency.

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Four men have been found guilty of their involvement in a people smuggling ring which led to the deaths of 39 Vietnamese men, women and children in October last year. 


An alleged gun runner has been extradited to the UK from Spain as part of a National Crime Agency investigation.

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The final member of a global anabolic steroid manufacture and distribution network has today been given a 17 month jail sentence, and now faces losing assets worth £1 million.

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A businessman and former president of the Isle of Wight Chamber of Commerce has today (Friday 18 Dec) admitted 12 counts of child sexual abuse, after a National Crime Agency investigation.