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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...

February 2, 2020


 

POLICE are examining a report from one of the country's top forensic pathologists that has concluded that the mysterious death of a man said to have been working in a cement mixer in the dead of night nearly 18 years ago was "a murder staged to look like an accident....

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...

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 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...

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...

October 16, 2019

ROMANIA'S most wanted alleged crime boss claims he has been fitted up with "false charges" by a political party because he once helped to rig the country's presidential elections on the promise of a 1.5 million euros bung.
"Badass" gangster Florin Ghinea, 44, (above) i...

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