A Cambridge University academic who fraudulently claimed almost £2.5 million in government grants has been jailed for four years, following an investigation by the National Crime Agency.

One of the most influential and feared organised criminals in Europe has been convicted of involvement in a plot to smuggle more than a tonne of cocaine, following an investigation involving the National Crime Agency and international partners.

A British man who travelled to Belgium to purchase a haul of illegal weapons has been jailed, along with five members of a firearms trafficking group, for a total of 16 and a half years following a joint investigation by the National Crime Agency and the Belgian Federal Police (BFP).

A computer expert has been jailed for eight years after admitting offences including operating a child sex abuse forum and blackmailing a young girl.

Three men have been charged with bribery offences as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into cricket match spot-fixing in tournaments organised by national cricket boards from Pakistan and Bangladesh.

Gordon Ruckledge, aged 47, from Ashton-Under-Lyne, has been ordered to pay £396,653.71 within three months after National Crime Agency investigators obtained a confiscation order under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

The 2018 Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) Annual Report is published today, showing that the UK Financial Intelligence Unit processed a record number of SARs (463,938); 22,619 of those were requests for a defence against money laundering (DAML), which resulted in a total of £51,907,067 being denied to criminals.

A 50-year-old man, who was found guilty of conspiring to rape a child under the age of 13, has been given a twenty year sentence today at Bristol Crown Court.

A Slovakian man has been jailed for 22 years for organising the importation of a semi-automatic weapon and a large quantity of ammunition into the UK.

Two members of an organised crime group who smuggled “high purity” heroin into the UK hidden in industrial meat mincing machines and clothing items sent over from Pakistan have each been jailed for 18 years.

The National Crime Agency (NCA) are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a Carlisle man wanted in connection with an attempt to import Class A drugs worth more than £7 million into the UK.

The National Crime Agency is pleased to have played a significant role in the UK being judged world-leading in the fight against illicit finance.

A fugitive who was tracked down to Spain following an operation involving the National Crime Agency, Metropolitan Police and Spanish law enforcement has been jailed for nine years by a UK judge.

A teenager from Hertfordshire has today been sentenced to three years in prison after admitting to making bomb threats to thousands of schools and a United Airlines flight travelling from the UK to San Francisco in August this year.

A dealer who sold drugs to prison inmates has been jailed, following a National Crime Agency investigation.

American prosecutors have announced criminal charges against two Iranian nationals accused of carrying out a ransomware campaign which affected hundreds of networks worldwide, following an investigation involving the FBI and the UK’s National Crime Agency.