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The National Crime Agency (NCA) has again taken over as chair of the Virtual Global Taskforce (VGT), the international alliance dedicated to the protection of children from online sexual abuse and other transnational child sex offences. 

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Rob Jones has been appointed as interim Director General of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC), the joint unit housed within the NCA responsible for coordinating the UK’s response to economic crime.

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A Chinese mother and her two UK-based sons have agreed to hand over London properties worth more than £1.6 million, in response to a NCA civil recovery claim that linked their purchases with suspected money laundering.

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A man jailed for attempting to smuggle £60 million of cocaine on a yacht has been ordered to hand over more than £300,000.

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Twenty-four people have been arrested in the UK in one of the largest ever international operations targeting a criminal dark web marketplace.

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The National Economic Crime Centre has launched a campaign aimed at raising awareness of payment diversion fraud (PDF).

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Lorry drivers across Britain are being urged to lock their vehicles and report any suspicious activity that could be linked to people smuggling, in a joint appeal being led by the National Crime Agency and Border Force.

Two UK residents have been jailed for a combined nine and a half years after the National Crime Agency secured their arrests and extradition to France where they were wanted for their part in smuggling at least 250 migrants into the UK. 

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A man wanted by the National Crime Agency for his involvement in the supply of class A drugs worth millions of pounds has been arrested in Lanzarote.

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Over five tonnes of cocaine with an estimated street value of 200 million euros – the largest ever seizure in Europe in recent years – has been recovered from a sailing vessel in the Atlantic.

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A man who sexually assaulted young children and was actively seeking opportunities to offend again has been jailed for 12 and-a-half years after a National Crime Agency investigation.

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Suspected criminal cash totalling almost €560,000 will be returned to the public purse after the National Crime Agency secured a forfeiture order following a smuggling attempt by a Dutch man.

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National Crime Agency officers have arrested two men as part of a drugs and money laundering investigation which led to the seizure of more than £1.6m last year.

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A man arrested by the National Crime Agency yesterday in connection with the supply of fraudulent passports to some of the UK’s most notorious organised criminals has been charged. 

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A 45-year-old man has been arrested by National Crime Agency officers as part of an investigation into the attempted importation of almost a quarter of a tonne of cocaine in a bus in September 2020.

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A man listed on the National Crime Agency’s ‘most wanted’ list has been arrested in the Netherlands.