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Alleged people smuggling ‘ringleader’ arrested in wake of joint UK-Belgian investigation

The alleged ringleader of an organised crime group thought to be behind attempts to smuggle migrants into the UK has been arrested following an investigation conducted by the National Crime Agency (NCA). Sudanese national Abdulrahman Omer Saleh, 29, appeared at Westminster...
Posted On 23 Nov 2018
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North Korean programmer linked by US authorities to WannaCry cyber attack on UK

A man has been named by US authorities as being involved in the 2017 WannaCry cyber attack, which affected the NHS and many other organisations across the UK. Park Jin Hyok, a North Korean programmer, has been charged by the US as a participant and member of the group which...
Posted On 07 Sep 2018
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National Crime Agency awarded £8 million-plus in fight to tackle serious and organised crime

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has been awarded more than £8 million as part of the Government’s investment in the UK’s fight against serious and organised crime. As part of the Police Transformation Fund, the Home Secretary Sajid Javid has approved up to £70 million in...
Posted On 16 Aug 2018
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National Crime Agency publishes Annual Report and Accounts for 2017-2018

The Annual Report and Accounts for the National Crime Agency (NCA) sets out the significant successes the organisation has had in the fight against serious and organised crime during 2017-2018, including 2,037 children safeguarded, 136 potential victims of trafficking rescued,...
Posted On 23 Jul 2018
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Cyber criminals jailed for National Lottery intrusion in wake of NCA investigation

Two cyber criminals have been sentenced for committing offences against the National Lottery after a National Crime Agency (NCA) investigation. Daniel Thompson, 27, and Idris Kayode Akinwunmi, 21, were jailed for eight months and four months respectively at Birmingham Crown Court...
Posted On 16 Jul 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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New joint principles published to compensate victims of economic crime overseas

The new agreement between the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the National Crime Agency (NCA) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) establishes a common framework to identify cases where compensation is appropriate and act swiftly in those cases to return funds to the affected...
Posted On 01 Jun 2018
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Annual Plan for 2018-2019 published by National Crime Agency to “deliver step change”

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has published its Annual Plan for 2018-2019, setting out what the organisation will do over the coming year to make itself “leaner and more efficient” and “deliver a step change” to the way in which it works with law...
Posted On 05 Apr 2018
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All-new National Economic Crime Centre to sit within National Crime Agency

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has announced the creation of the National Economic Crime Centre (NECC) within the National Crime Agency (NCA). The multi-agency centre will plan, task and co-ordinate operational responses across agencies, bringing together the UK’s capabilities in...
Posted On 11 Dec 2017
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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