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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...

April 4, 2020

ONE of Albania's most wanted convicted killers has finally been caged after nearly 23 years on the run in the UK.

Hektor Mahmutaj, 44, was one of Albania's top-ten most wanted fugitives after fleeing to England following the murder of a farmer in July 1997.
His extradit...

March 21, 2020

A MAN has been charged with firearms offences after three hand guns were found in a carrier bag after police stopped a taxi.

Harold Bizuru, 20, of Bowes Road, Palmers Green, north London, was today charged with three counts of possession of a prohibited weapon, a f...

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...

February 26, 2020

SIX guns and ammunition were seized after armed officers from the Met Police searched a van in Essex.

Officers from a specialist north London unit were crossed the border into Essex on an intelligence-led operation on Tuesday morning.

A Met Police spokesman said: "At aro...

February 25, 2020

A CONVICTED Albanian killer, who claimed the authorities had got the wrong man during years of legal battles to get him home to face justice, could finally be extradited.

Leke Prendi, 39, came to the UK claiming to be a Kosovan refugee under the name Aleks Kola, which h...

November 11, 2019

GUILTY: Conman Robert Keogh has been sentenced to nine years in prison (NCA) 

AN IRISH national has been jailed for nine years after admitting smuggling 60 guns into the country in his car, in what is believed to be the largest seizure of lethal weapons at a UK port.

Ro...

September 6, 2019

A MAN found with 60 handguns in his car has admitted smuggling the guns in what was the UK's biggest illegal firearms seizure.

Robert Keogh, 37, from Clonee, Dublin, admitted the offence yesterday.

He was stopped at 5am on Friday August 2 this year by Border Force office...

September 2, 2019

THE second in command of Ireland's most feared organised crime gang has been jailed for three years for possessing a stun gun, while a National Crime Agency and Garda probe into the cartel continues.

Thomas 'Bomber' Kavanagh, 51, (pictured) of the notorious Kinahan Cart...

August 5, 2019

HAUL: The guns alleged to have been smuggled in by Keogh (NCA) 

A MAN today appeared in court charged with smuggling 60 handguns into the UK through the Port of Dover.

Robert Keogh, 37, from Clonsilla, Dublin, in the Republic of Ireland, is alleged to have tried to smugg...

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