NCA freezes £100m suspected to be from corruption overseas – The Guardian

‘More than £100m suspected to have been imported to the UK from bribery and corruption overseas has been frozen following a court order obtained by the National Crime Agency.’

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The Guardian, 14th August 2019

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Inside the 21st-century British criminal underworld – The Guardian

‘There are almost 5,000 criminal gangs in the UK. But the old family firms are gone – today’s big players are multinational, diversified and tech-savvy.’

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The Guardian, 4th July 2019

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London man convicted over role in £40m international steroid smuggling gang – The Independent

Posted June 6th, 2019 in conspiracy, drug trafficking, national crime agency, news by tracey

‘A man who played a role in a £40m international steroid smuggling ring arranged dozens of unlicensed shipments of the drug from India into Europe, a court heard.’

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The Independent, 6th June 2019

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NCA investigates how owner afforded £80m London homes – BBC News

Posted May 29th, 2019 in corruption, money laundering, national crime agency, news by tracey

‘Three London homes worth more than £80m have been frozen by the High Court in the second-ever use of anti-corruption orders to stop foreigners laundering cash in the UK.’

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BBC News, 29th May 2019

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Number of British paedophiles may be far higher than thought – The Guardian

‘The number of Britons with a sexual interest in children may be seven times higher than previously thought, the head of the National Crime Agency has said.’

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The Guardian, 14th May 2019

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‘MI6 conman’ Mark Acklom extradited to UK after years on the run – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 25th, 2019 in extradition, fraud, national crime agency, news, warrants by tracey

‘One of Britain’s most wanted fugitives has been extradited from Switzerland to the UK.’

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Daily Telegraph , 22nd February 2019

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Courts uphold ‘ground breaking’ UK first unexplained wealth order – OUT-LAW.com

‘The High Court has upheld the UK’s first unexplained wealth order (UWO), dismissing a legal challenge to the order obtained by the National Crime Agency (NCA) earlier this year.’

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OUT-LAW.com, 16th October 2018

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Banker’s wife may lose property worth millions after UK court ruling – The Guardian

Posted October 4th, 2018 in money laundering, national crime agency, news, proceeds of crime by tracey

‘The wife of a foreign banker faces losing UK property worth millions of pounds unless she can explain the source of her wealth, following a judgment at the high court.’

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The Guardian, 3rd October 2018

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Fraud office future secure as government eyes economic crime reform – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted December 12th, 2017 in crime, fraud, national crime agency, news, Serious Fraud Office by sally

‘The future of the Serious Fraud Office has been secured under plans aimed at tackling economic crime – though it will have to answer to a newly created oversight body.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 11th December 2017

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Alarm over steep rise in number of sextortion cases in UK – The Guardian

Posted September 4th, 2017 in blackmail, gangs, internet, national crime agency, news, sexual offences, statistics by sally

‘Growing numbers of people are falling victim to organised gangs who lure them into sending sexually explicit images and then threaten to post the pictures online unless they get payment.’

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The Guardian, 3rd September 2017

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Crime agency admits acting illegally in death penalty case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The National Crime Agency (NCA) has admitted acting unlawfully in assisting Thai police investigate, arrest and convict two Burmese men sentenced to death for the murder of two British backpackers. Campaigners against the death penalty said the disclosure raises questions about the UK cooperation with authorities in countries with dubious human rights records.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 30th August 2017

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UK police broke law in case of British backpackers murdered in Thailand – The Guardian

‘The National Crime Agency in the UK has been forced to admit it acted unlawfully when it gave information to Thai police that helped send two men to death row for murdering two British backpackers.’

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The Guardian, 29th August 2017

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Criminals fleeing British justice can no longer use Cyprus as a safe haven, judges rule, in landmark decision – Daily Telegraph

‘Fugitives from British justice cannot use Northern Cyprus to dodge punishment for their crimes, High Court judges have ruled in a landmark decision.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd February 2017

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Government takes action on county line drug gangs – Home Office

‘The Home Secretary announces plans to crack down on ‘deal-lines’ used by county line drugs gangs.’

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Home Office, 22nd January 2017

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Three men jailed over light aircraft drop of £2.5m of cocaine in Kent – The Guardian

Posted January 9th, 2017 in drug trafficking, money laundering, national crime agency, news, sentencing by sally

‘Three men have been jailed for smuggling cocaine worth £2.5m into Britain and dropping it from a light aircraft on the day of the EU referendum.’

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The Guardian, 6th January 2017

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New powers to tackle slavery at sea – Home Office

‘Safeguarding Minister Sarah Newton announces the commencement of new powers in the Modern Slavery Act.’

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Home Office, 8th August 2016

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National Crime Agency demands quicker access to offshore firm records – The Guardian

‘The UK crime agency is demanding quicker access to the corporate records of secretive offshore companies in Britain’s overseas territories including the British Virgin Islands, Bermuda and the Cayman Islands.’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2016

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‘No hiding place for crime kingpins’, NCA chief warns – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2016 in national crime agency, news by tracey

‘The “untouchables” of the UK’s criminal underworld will have no “hiding place”, the National Crime Agency’s chief says.
Lynne Owens, the agency’s new director general, said her priority was to “relentlessly pursue” the “kingpins” of organised crime gangs.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2016

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City lawyers concerned about change to SFO – The Independent

Posted February 16th, 2016 in fraud, legal profession, national crime agency, news, Serious Fraud Office by sally

‘Senior City lawyers are railing against plans to subsume the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) into the National Crime Agency (NCA), amid fears of yet more disruption to the prosecution of white-collar crime.’

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The Independent, 16th February 2016

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Rapes linked to online dating up by more than 450% in five years – The Independent

Posted February 8th, 2016 in internet, national crime agency, news, rape, sexual offences, statistics by tracey

‘The number of rape allegations linked to online dating websites has increased sixfold in five years, according to Britain’s leading crime-fighting body.’

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The Independent, 8th February 2016

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