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A man wanted by the NCA for his suspected links to firearms and drug supply in the North West has been arrested in Spain.

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A gang leader who boasted of smuggling dozens of women into the UK using HGVs and small boats has been jailed for 10 years.

Thomas Blant

A former police officer from Kent has been sentenced after he admitted viewing child abuse material online.

Members of a London-based organised crime group have been jailed for a total of 29 years for possessing and supplying handguns and ammunition.

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National Crime Agency officers have arrested a man from Northern Ireland as part of a people smuggling investigation which saw 10 migrants rescued from the back of a lorry.

Graeme Biggar

Home Secretary Priti Patel has appointed Graeme Biggar CBE as interim Director General of the National Crime Agency when Dame Lynne Owens steps down on Monday 4 October.

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A man has been charged with being involved in a conspiracy to smuggle 17 men, women and children into the UK in the back of a van.

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NCA Director General Dame Lynne Owens and EUROPOL Executive Director Catherine De Bolle have signed a working arrangement between the NCA and Europol which will sit under the UK-EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement.

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A Serbian lorry driver has been jailed for nine years after attempting to smuggle 40 kilos of cocaine into the UK hidden amongst a load of bottle tops and paper rolls.

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National Crime Agency investigators have charged a van driver from Birmingham with attempting to import a huge haul of class A drugs, following a seizure at Dover.

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Two taxi drivers suspected of working with a Vietnamese organised crime gang involved in people smuggling have been arrested by the National Crime Agency.

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A bio-medical scientist from Sheffield has been jailed for three years for attempting to sexually abuse children online by engaging them in explicit conversations.

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Two brothers have been sentenced to a total of 43 years in prison for smuggling illegal firearms into the UK.

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Five suspects have been arrested in early morning raids in an operation linked to the recovery of 2.3 tonnes of cocaine worth £190m.

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Six men have been charged as part of a major National Crime Agency investigation into an organised criminal network alleged to have smuggled hundreds of Iraqi-Kurdish migrants into the UK.

Lynne Owens

Dame Lynne Owens has announced her intention to retire from her position as Director General of the National Crime Agency, after 32 years of service to law enforcement.