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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 15, 2020

NABBED: Florin Ghinea brought into Bucharest Airport by Romanian Police (Stirile ProTV) 

ONE of Europe's most wanted alleged crime lords has finally been extradited to Romania after an 18-month legal battle.

Florin Ghinea, 45, (above) also known as “Ghenosu" was wanted b...

January 29, 2020

A FOREIGN robber, who sexually assaulted one of his victims, has been allowed back on the streets in the UK after his native Albania let him off as part of an amnesty due to prison overcrowding.

It has led to fears that other fugitives from Albania, with similar serious...

January 4, 2020

A GOVERNMENT crackdown on so called Russian "McMafia dirty money" announced in the wake of the Skripal attacks more than 18 months ago has been branded "woefully inadequate" by experts.
The attack came after it emerged that new powers, which can force suspected money l...

December 22, 2019

A PREGNANT police officer went on the run to France after failing to turn up to three court hearings after she was charged with assaulting the son she previously allegedly left alone in a New York hotel room.
Louise Fielden, 46, (pictured above with the new-born child)...

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...

December 11, 2019

FUGITIVE: Florin Ghinea, one of Romania's most wanted criminals is facing extradition from UK (NCA) 

FREE movement from the EU into Britain has allowed thousands of suspected criminals and fugitives to try to evade justice over here, new figures have shown.

And, already...

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...

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...

October 19, 2019

A MAN extradited from the UK to Ireland has been charged with being involved in a gangland murder suspected to have been ordered by the Kinahan Cartel.
David Hunter, 41, (above) is the second man to be charged with the murder of dissident republican Michael Barr who wa...

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