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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 16, 2019

APPEAL: Nick Freeman said the prosecution could possibly be overturned (BBC/Twitter) 

A MAN who was prosecuted after coming into possession of a memory stick that contained sensitive Ministry of Defence files should be able to overturn the conviction, one of the country...

October 8, 2019

A CHINESE national, who was responsible for operating a network of properties used by organised crime groups for prostitution or cannabis farms, has pleaded guilty to 22 fraud, false ID and money laundering offences.

Feng Xu, 43, (pictured) today changed his pleas to th...

October 8, 2019

A SUSPECTED gangland killer for the Kinahan Cartel has agreed to be extradited from the UK back to Ireland.
David Hunter, 41, (pictured above) is wanted in Ireland for questioning over the murder of dissident republican Michael Barr, 34, at Sunset House pub in Dublin’s...

September 8, 2019

FROZEN: Bank accounts of husband and wife Ahmed Ali Riaz (right) and Mubashra Ali Malik (left) were frozen after an NCA application (YouTube) 

NATIONAL Crime Agency (NCA) investigators have been granted freezing orders on eight bank accounts containing a total of more t...

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 5, 2019

MASSIVE HAUL: Nearly 1.3 tonnes of heroin found in the container (NCA) 

INTERNATIONAL drug dealers have fallen victim to a National Crime Agency (NCA) sting for the second time in a month.

Investigators from the NCA, known as Britain's FBI, had intelligence a huge consig...

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...

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...

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