National Crime Agency

One of Europe's 'most wanted' arrested in Watford

<b>The suspected head of a Romanian organised crime network is facing extradition after he was arrested in Hertfordshire.</b><p>Florin Ghinea, 43, listed as one of Europol's most wanted men, was detained as he left a gym in Watford on Tuesday.<p>Ghinea, nicknamed "Ghenosu", is wanted by the Romanian authorities …

Crime

Drug smuggler who brought in thousands of tablets from Thailand jailed

A PRESTWICH man who smuggled tens of thousands of tablets into Manchester from Thailand has been jailed.<p>Anthony Rekia, of Bury New Road, was stopped …

Border Force

31 People Charged With Rape and Human Trafficking Offences of Girls as Young as 12 in Yorkshire

<b>Why Global Citizens Should Care</b><i>The UN’s Global Goals call for an end both to gender violence, and to human trafficking and modern slavery. And yet,</i> …

Activism

Cops warn kids as 12-year-old 'groomed' on Snapchat with promise of Fortnite V-bucks

PARENTS and children have been warned by police over pervs grooming kids over Snapchat, and using Fortnite as a lure.<p>Cops in Northern Ireland issued …

UK Home Office

Dozens of child trafficking victims found in European crackdown

Authorities arrested 24 people on suspicion of human trafficking and held another 61 for other offences<p>By Sonia Elks<p>LONDON, Aug 14 (Thomson Reuters …

UK Home Office

Canadian Cannabis and Money Laundering Risks for UK Business - Financial services

Home > United Kingdom > Canadian Cannabis and Money Laundering Risks for UK Business<p>United Kingdom (and EU regulation)<p>Medical cannabis is already big …

Cannabis Industry

Leeds mother’s plea after tragic son took drug 50 times stronger than heroin

THE mother of a Leeds youth worker who died after taking a drug around 50 times more potent than heroin is urging people not to make the same …

Leeds

UK cyber cops: Infosec pros could help us divert teens from 'dark side'

Police seek mentor-like techies to help talented kidsUK police are looking to cybersecurity firms to help implement a strategy of steering youngsters …

Cybersecurity

AIB issues urgent warning to customers over dangerous phone scam

AIB has issued a warning to customers over two new phone scams currently doing the rounds.<p>Some customers have reported receiving calls from someone …

Identity Theft

Maltese investment firm implicated in Maduro money laundering investigation

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro is under investigation as part of a U.S. probe into a massive scheme for allegedly pilfering over $1 billion from …

Corruption

People smuggling 'banker' laundered £10k in cash for crime boss

A Wolverhampton man who laundered money for a convicted people smuggler has been sentenced to three and a half years in prison.<p>Ahmed Saleh Elsayed …

UK Home Office

SFO suspends lawyer leading investigation into Unaoil

The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has suspended the lawyer in charge of one of its most high-profile investigations just weeks before its new director is due to start.<p>Senior investigator Tom Martin, who has been with the agency for over four years and has been managing its investigation into oil …

Corruption

How your high street manicure or hair cut could be funding modern slavery

It was evident at first look that something wasn't right with Bath's Deluxe Nails. A stone's throw from the historic Roman Baths, the salon was staffed by two young Vietnamese girls when Detective Inspector Charlotte Tucker entered on a February morning in 2016 with her colleagues from Avon and …

Women's News

We like to mock Trump, but Britain’s Russia stance is even worse | Jonathan Freedland

There are not many laughs to be had from international diplomacy, but US foreign policy in the age of Donald Trump provides a grim kind of comedy all the same. This week the world’s diplomats allowed themselves a chuckle at the risibly inconsistent US approach to Russia, in which the State …

Opinion (UK)

Human Traffickers Advertising Business On Facebook - UK

British law enforcement officials have accused Facebook of failing to prevent human traffickers from luring in victims through the social …

Social Media

Drug dealer caught out at Manchester Airport bragged that pills he sold were 'the b******s'

A drug dealer caught out at Manchester Airport bragged that pills he sold were 'the b******s' when he was told about the death of a suspected …

Manchester

Migrants are being 'lured to their deaths' because Facebook is not shutting down trafficking pages, says police chief

One of Britain's most senior police chiefs says migrants are being "lured to their death" because Facebook is failing to shut down trafficking pages.<p>Tom Dowdall, the deputy director of the National Crime Agency, pointed the finger of blame at Facebook after claiming that it has found more than 800 …

UK Home Office

Facebook is helping 'lure migrants to their deaths by failing to take down adverts posted by people smugglers'

Facebook is helping people smugglers to lure migrants ‘to their deaths’ in the Mediterranean, Britain’s top law enforcement agency warned …

Social Media

Arrests as £1m of cannabis found in south Belfast

<b>Cannabis worth £1m has been seized in south Belfast, police have said.</b><p>A 37-year-old woman was arrested in Stranmillis, and a 48-year-old man in the Lisburn Road area on Thursday.<p>Police said the drugs were found during searches as part of the operation. They are continuing to question the man and …

Cannabis

Prof. Sagay, emphasised that the Senate President’s defection from the All Progressives Congress (APC), the platform on which he was elected, to the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), does not invalidate his position.

•‘Buhari’s enemies want Adeosun out’<p>SENATE President Bukola Saraki should step down as a matter of honour, Presidential Advisory Committee Against …

Africa

Britain’s friends have a duty to intervene on Brexit

<i>Robert G. Patman teaches international politics at the University of Otago. David A. Welch teaches global governance at the University of Waterloo.</i><p>“Friends don’t let friends drive drunk,” as the saying goes, and for similar reasons we call upon our respective governments to weigh in officially on …

Great Britain

Drug dealer, 29, caught with £1 MILLION of heroin after police stop taxi

A Stoke-on-Trent drug dealer has been sent to jail – after he was caught with £1 MILLION of heroin.<p>Mohammed Ramzan was under police surveillance when …

UK Home Office

Facebook accused of helping traffickers by not blocking ads aimed at refugees

Facebook has been accused of allowing refugees to be tricked into unsafe situations by not blocking advertisements from human traffickers on its site.<p>The National Crime Agency told the Evening Standard that it had found over 800 Facebook pages that were linked to organised crime gangs that smuggle …

UK Home Office

National Crime Agency searching for man after gun and ammunition thrown from car

National Crime Agency detectives have appealed for help to find this man after a gun and ammunition was thrown from a car in Manchester.<p>Salman Gull, …

UK Home Office

Evening Standard comment: Wanted - new tolerance and optimism in politics; Facebook’s migrant role; Transfer tension today

Our country is one of the most tolerant, successful and stable places on Earth. Our capital city is diverse, rich and admired. People want to move …

Opinion (UK)

Man charged with conspiracy to murder after boy, 7, and mum shot when they opened front door

A man has appeared in court charged with conspiracy to murder in connection with the shooting of a seven-year-old boy and his mother.<p>Carne Thomasson, …

Crime

Modern slavery prosecutions rise by a quarter amid criticism of government crackdown

The number of modern slavery prosecutions has risen by more than a quarter in the past year, but still make up a small fraction of the thousands of …

UK Home Office

Gang Planned to Smuggle Migrants on a Jet Ski Across English Channel

LONDON—Nineteen nautical miles wide, a couple of hundred feet deep, and carrying 400 ships a day, the English channel is the bane of traffickers and …

UK Home Office

Trafficking victims in limbo as UK undermines its own work against slavery

<b>The UK government boasts “world-leading” anti-slavery legislation and has become effective at identifying victims. But critics and victim support</b> …

World News

Gang foiled over plan to smuggle migrants on a jet-ski in cross-Channel plot

A jet ski cross-Channel people smuggling gang are facing jail after being caught out by undercover agents.<p>The “incompetent” group charged £6,000 to smuggle migrants from Calais into Britain but their profound lack of sailing experience led to repeated failures.<p>The National Crime Agency warned that …

Jet Skis