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March 12, 2020

ALLEGED Kinahan Cartel member Thomas Kavanagh was today charged with drugs and firearms offences by officers from the National Crime Agency (NCA).

Irish national Kavanagh, 52, of Sutton Road, Mile Oak, Tamworth, (pictured) was arrested as part of an NCA investigation in...

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...

March 6, 2020

THREE people have been charged with drug offences after a series of police raids in Maldon.

Restauranteur Abdul Hamid, 33, of Sassoon Way, Maldon, Essex, who was not arrested during the raids on February 25, was charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs, driving w...

March 5, 2020

A GOVERNMENT inquiry into how to tackle the growing menace of serious and organised crime, that is due to soon report its findings, is unlikely to be looking into corruption issues, Essex News and Investigations can reveal.

The review was ordered last October by Home Se...

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...

February 4, 2020

MICHAEL Barrymore has been told to "come clean" about what he knows about the death of Stuart Lubbock at his Essex home nearly 19 years ago, as police have put up a £20,000 reward for information.

Stuart’s body was found next to the swimming pool of the home in Roydon,...

February 2, 2020

THE father of a man found dead with horrific internal injuries at Michael Barrymore's home nearly 19 years ago said fighting for the truth about the unexplained death has almost killed him.
Stuart Lubbock, 31, died at Barrymore's home in Roydon, Essex, in the early hou...

January 29, 2020

NEW powers intended to be used to sift out "dirty money" laundered in the UK by Russian oligarchs could be used to strip suspected county lines drug dealers of their ill-gotten assets, even if police don't have enough evidence to charge them, it has emerged.
Police are...

December 21, 2019

DUBAI has taken over from the Costa del Sol as the place of choice for British criminals to launder the proceeds of crime in businesses and evade justice, senior detectives claim.
Marbella and other southern Spanish resorts were renamed the Costa del Crime in the 1980s...

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...

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