Syedur Rahman
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Account Freezing Orders: The Guilt-Free Means to an End

The National Crime Agency (NCA) was no doubt happy to announce that it had reached an out-of-court settlement with billionaire property tycoon and philanthropist Malik Riaz Hussain that sees the latter handing over a £50 million house overlooking Hyde Park and £140 million...
Posted On 11 Dec 2019
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International operation exposes “world’s most harmful” cyber crime group

A Russian national who runs Evil Corp – the world’s most harmful cyber crime group that created and deployed malware causing financial losses totalling hundreds of millions of pounds in the UK alone – has been indicted in the United States following unprecedented collaboration...
Posted On 05 Dec 2019
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NCA agrees £190 million settlement in wake of frozen funds investigation

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has agreed a settlement figure with a family that owns large property developments in Pakistan and elsewhere. The £190 million settlement is the result of an investigation by the NCA into Malik Riaz Hussain, a Pakistani national whose business is...
Posted On 04 Dec 2019
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Cyber crime site selling hacking tool taken down following international operation

A website which sold a hacking tool purchased by cyber criminals in 124 countries and gave full remote control of victims’ computers has been taken down following an international investigation. 14,500 people across the world purchased the Imminent Monitor Remote Access Trojan...
Posted On 02 Dec 2019
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Nine arrested in second multi-million pound money laundering investigation

Nine suspects have been arrested as part of a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation into an organised crime group smuggling money out of the UK to Dubai hidden in suitcases. Eight individuals have been arrested at addresses in Cleckheaton, Bradford and Dewsbury, all in West...
Posted On 28 Nov 2019
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Joint operation in Northern Ireland nets huge firearms and ammunition haul

No less than 24 firearms and thousands of rounds of ammunition have been seized in a joint operation conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI). The investigation commenced following the interception of an AR-15 semi-automatic...
Posted On 18 Nov 2019
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NCA secures multi-million pound asset portfolio following proceeds of crime investigation

Property worth up to £8.1 million – including a villa in Tenerife, a Range Rover Evoque and 16 addresses in and around Bath in Somerset – have been recovered by the National Crime Agency (NCA) following a civil recovery and tax investigation. Four members of the same...
Posted On 14 Nov 2019
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New Parliamentary review “will enhance response” to serious and organised crime

A new drive designed to crack down on all forms of serious and organised crime begins with the launch of a wide-ranging formal Government review that will look to identify ways of bolstering the response to threats such as county lines, people trafficking, drugs, child sexual...
Posted On 30 Oct 2019
Neil Williams
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The Serious Fraud Office and Covert Surveillance: The Way Forward?

Speaking at the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Annual White Collar Crime Conference in central London earlier this month, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) director Lisa Osofsky again talked of using covert surveillance as part of her agency’s investigations. However, Neil...
Posted On 18 Oct 2019
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“Better co-ordination needed to tackle causes of serious and organised crime”

The Public Accounts Committee of Parliament’s latest report suggests that the Government doesn’t know how successfully it’s addressing serious and organised crime at present. Serious and organised crime is increasing, with at least 4,500 organised criminal...
Posted On 13 Oct 2019