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Government’s all-new specialist financial crime unit set to crack down on prison gangs

A new specialist unit will identify and freeze bank accounts linked to organised crime behind bars, Justice Secretary David Gauke has announced. In the latest measure designed to tackle the criminal kingpins who fuel drug dealing and violence in Britain’s jails,...
Posted On 10 Oct 2018
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Interpol report affirms organised crime underpins major conflicts and terrorism worldwide

A new report warns that the illegal exploitation and taxation of gold, oil and other natural resources is overtaking traditional sources of threat finance, such as kidnapping for ransom and drug trafficking, which fund terrorist and militant groups. The World Atlas of Illicit...
Posted On 28 Sep 2018
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Government commits to joint UK-US Task Force focused on tackling international crime

Prime Minister Theresa May and US President Donald Trump have committed to tackle the global threat posed by transnational criminal organisations, including illegal opioid traffickers. A high-level group chaired by Home Secretary Sajid Javid and US Attorney General Jeff Sessions...
Posted On 16 Jul 2018
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Terrorism arrests rise by 17% in past year according to latest Government statistics

The number of arrests being made by counter-terrorism officers in the UK has risen by 17% in the past year. The arrest figures released by the Home Office, which cover the year up to the end of March 2018, reflect the sustained increase in pace of activity by police services...
Posted On 15 Jun 2018
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Fight to tackle scourge of waste crime takes step forward with comprehensive review

The fight to tackle the scourge of waste crime has taken another step forward, with Michael Gove (Secretary of State for the Environment) announcing a comprehensive review designed to “beef up” the Government’s approach to this matter. Waste criminals act illegally to...
Posted On 11 Jun 2018
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Law enforcement co-ordination “the only cure” for criminality on The Dark Web

Law enforcement agencies from 28 countries across the globe have met at Europol’s headquarters in The Hague to share knowledge and expertise and discuss a co-ordinated approach towards tackling crime on The Dark Web. Experts from Eurojust, the European Commission, the...
Posted On 30 May 2018
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Home Secretary unveils detail underpinning law enforcement crackdown on Dark Web

Speaking at the recent CYBERUK Conference in Manchester, Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced that, as part of a £9 million fund, law enforcement’s response to The Dark Web will be bolstered to tackle those who use the anonymity of the online space for illegal activities such as...
Posted On 13 Apr 2018
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MoJ and West Mercia Police investigation brings nationwide prison drone gang to justice

A major organised crime gang that used drones to smuggle drugs, weapons and mobile phones with an estimated value of up to £1.2 million into prisons across the UK has been smashed following a two-year probe by prison intelligence officers and the police service. Ringleader Craig...
Posted On 18 Dec 2017
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Security installation at Channel Islands prison on Guernsey takes fight to drone criminals

A Channel Islands prison has become the first in the world to use a new system designed to prevent drones from smuggling drugs, weapons and other contraband over perimeter walls. A group of British companies has collaborated to install a comprehensive perimeter protection package...
Posted On 12 Dec 2017
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159 arrests and 766 money mules identified in global action week against money muling

Law enforcement authorities from 26 countries, supported by Europol, Eurojust and the European Banking Federation, joined forces in the third co-ordinated global action against money muling for the European Money Mule Action (EMMA3). During the week beginning 20 November, 159...
Posted On 30 Nov 2017