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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 8, 2020

SCENE: McKelvie arrived at the Port of Dover with no passport and three mobile phones (Doverport.co.uk) 

A BRITISH man charged under terror laws after he was found by police at the Port of Dover with no passport has gone on the run.

Christopher McKelvie, 28, from London,...

March 5, 2020

AN ALBANIAN national, accused of a burglary and a sex offence in Kosovo, is being extradited from the UK to face justice.

Dardan Rexhepi, 27, of no fixed abode, consented to be extradited to Kosovo in custody during a hearing at Westminster Magistrates' Court.

He had bee...

February 26, 2020

A CAREER criminal who used a web of more than 40 aliases to stay on the run after absconding from prison in the early 1990s has been jailed for three years and eight months for attempting to smuggle eight illegal migrants into the UK on a yacht.

The National Crime Agenc...

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...

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...

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