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May 24, 2020

SEIZURE: Cash allegedly found on Shkrela last night (NCA) 

A MAN has been charged after being allegedly found in possession of three kilos of cocaine, £200,000 cash and a false identity document. 

Amir Shkrela, 27, of Walthamstow, east London, was arrested last night by...

May 15, 2020

A POLICE crackdown on drug supply during the lockdown continued this morning with thousands of pounds in cash, drugs and a loaded handgun seized during a dawn raid in Tower Hamlets in which seven people were arrested.

Officers from the Central East Gangs Taskforce team...

May 6, 2020

SEIZURE: More than £1million of cocaine found in a container at Tilbury (NCA) 

MORE than £1million of cocaine was found hidden inside a refrigerated container at the Tilbury "super port."

Around 16 kgs of the class A drug were found by port police at the London Container...

April 28, 2020

A FORMER detective has told how a dramatic car chase led to the downfall of drugs kingpin Brian 'The Milkman' Wright, who was released from prison this month just 15 years into a 30-year sentence.

Former Met Police DCI Dave McKelvey was doing surveillance for the South...

March 10, 2020

NINE people, including Albanians, Iranians, Ghanaians and British nationals were arrested this morning during a series of raids on a suspected crime network believed to have imported at least two tonnes of cocaine into the country.

National Crime Agency (NCA) officers r...

February 21, 2020

A ROMANIAN lorry driver who tried to smuggle cocaine worth around £1.7 million into the country has been jailed for more than eight years.

Mihai Ciceu, 34, (pictured) was stopped at the Port of Hull on January 22 after arriving on a ferry from Zeebrugge.

Border Force off...

November 12, 2019

COCAINE with a street value of more than £20 million has been smuggled into the UK from the Netherlands concealed in frozen meat (pictured above).

The sophisticated smuggling attempt, which involved wrapping the packages in a meat pulp, before freezing it, was rumbled b...

October 5, 2019

A DRUG dealer caught with cannabis, cocaine, a large hunting knife and criminal cash has been spared jail so he can go to university despite the supposed crackdown on drugs and bladed weapons.
Jordan Onyemaenu, 20, from Ickenham, north-west London, received a suspended...

October 2, 2019

LEGEND: James Riches posted this picture with boxer Mike Tyson on Facebook (James Riches/Facebook) 

A DRUG dealer, who once posed with boxing legend Mike Tyson, has been jailed for five years.

James Riches, 46, of Brownspring Drive, Eltham today pleaded guilty to possess...

September 5, 2019

A corrupt dock worker at the Port of Tilbury helped a drugs gang import cocaine from South America.

Michael Fowler, 60, from Stanford-Le-Hope, Essex, was yesterday jailed for 14 years and five months after pleading guilty to assisting offenders to import or supply cocai...

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