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Drug smuggling Liverpool hauliers ordered to pay back more than £312,000

Two men from Liverpool who used their haulage firm as a front for heroin trafficking have been told to pay back £312,232.37 in criminal profits. Kevin Noble, 61, and Kevin Aitchison, 45, were jailed for 15 and eight years respectively in April last year following a National Crime...
Posted On 29 Aug 2019
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“Dozens of arrests” in UK as part of Europe-wide anti-modern slavery operation

44 people have been arrested and 35 potential victims identified in the UK as part of a Europe-wide operation targeting modern slavery and human trafficking. The week of action, which took place between 17 and 23 June, was co-ordinated in the UK by the National Crime Agency (NCA)...
Posted On 12 Aug 2019
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NCA reports £40 million heroin seizure in wake of international operation

An international law enforcement investigation has resulted in one of the largest ever seizures of heroin in the UK. National Crime Agency (NCA) intelligence had identified a container vessel suspected of carrying a large drugs shipment en route to Antwerp. The vessel docked in...
Posted On 07 Aug 2019
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Two-thirds of UK companies admit to never testing physical security measures

Almost two-thirds (63%) of UK companies who took part in a recent survey have admitted to never testing their physical security. That’s according to ‘Setting the Standard for Security’, a report produced by physical security solutions expert Jacksons Fencing....
Posted On 17 Jul 2019
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Joint UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre opens in Calais to tackle criminality at border

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has confirmed that a new UK-France Co-ordination and Information Centre has opened in Calais as part of the ongoing co-operation between the UK and France to tackle criminality at the border.  The Information Centre will see the UK’s Border Force...
Posted On 28 Nov 2018
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ClanTect Motion Detection Systems adds ‘ClanConnect’ for high speed data connectivity

ClanTect, the UK-based specialist in motion detection systems for the security sector, has announced the launch of its powerful new ‘ClanConnect’ communications software module. ‘ClanConnect’ provides a high speed and secure communications gateway, connecting a wide dispersed...
Posted On 09 Nov 2018
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Heathrow Airport security officer convicted of ‘insider threat’ cocaine conspiracy

A security officer has been convicted of conspiring to smuggle Class A drugs through Heathrow Airport after a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation. NCA officers caught Farhan Iqbal, 31, at Terminal 5 taking packages from a courier who had flown in from Colombia. The drugs...
Posted On 06 Jun 2018
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NCA figures highlight 300-plus live policing operations targeting modern slavery in UK

According to the National Crime Agency (NCA), modern slavery and human trafficking in the UK is far more prevalent than previously thought. A growing body of evidence resulting from an increase in law enforcement activity points to the numbers of victims being much higher than...
Posted On 18 Aug 2017
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First UK ePassport gates opened in Gare du Nord, Paris by Border Force director general

The British Ambassador to France, Lord Llewellyn, and the director general of Border Force, Sir Charles Montgomery, have opened the UK’s first overseas ePassport gates. In a ceremony held at the UK’s border control at Paris Gare du Nord Station, the Ambassador hailed the positive...
Posted On 13 Mar 2017
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New Security Control Centre unveiled by Eurotunnel Group at Coquelles Terminal

Eurotunnel Group has inaugurated its new Security Control Centre at the French Terminal in Coquelles in the presence of Madame Fabienne Buccio (Préfète of the Pas de Calais) and Paul Booth, deputy director of Border Force for the South East and Europe Region. The decision to...
Posted On 23 Jan 2017
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