In what is being described as a landmark case, the U.K.’s National Crime Agency, NCA, relied on an Unexplained Wealth Order to seize millions in property and assets from a businessman with alleged ties to organized crime.
UK police have seized ￡1 million worth of cocaine found amongst a shipment of masks headed across the Channel Tunnel from France.
A UK court has dismissed a request made by authorities to the family of the former president of Kazakhstan to explain where they got the money to buy three mansions in London. The National Crime Agency, NCA, said it would appeal.
UK authorities have put a Chinese man behind bars for renting out hundreds of properties to gangs to be used in prostitution, drug trafficking and human smuggling.
It’s an invention normally seen seen in South America, but British and Spanish police say they’ve intercepted a submarine carrying hundred of millions of dollars-worth of cocaine into Europe for the first time ever.
A woman from Northern Ireland with a portfolio of luxurious properties worth US$3.8 million has been ordered to disclose the origins of her fortune, the National Crime Agency announced in a press release Wednesday.
British authorities have banned the sale of properties linked to a public official “believed to be involved in serious crime,” the National Crime Agency (NCA) announced Wednesday.
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) would need to double its budget in order to adequately fight organized crime, which is the nation’s top security threat, the agency said in a press release on Tuesday.
A UK judge this week ordered a convicted money launderer who was caught attempting to board a flight to Dubai with US$1.93 million (£1.5 million) in cash last August to forfeit the confiscated funds permanently, the National Crime Agency (NCA) said in a press release.
The UK’s National Crime Agency seized property related to the home of an alleged senior member of a Northern Irish paramilitary group, the agency said Friday.
Organized crime and the rise in gang activity “affects more UK citizens, more often, than any other security threat,” according to a report released on Monday by the UK’s National Crime Agency.
A politician from central Asia with a multi-million pound property portfolio has been the first person in the UK to be subject to an “unexplained wealth order” as authorities attempt to stop the flow of dirty money through London.
The UK will force people owning property worth more than £50,000 (US$70,000) who have suspected links to organized crime or are vulnerable to graft as a result of their political position to explain where they got their money from, The Times reported on Saturday.
Pakistan sent two investigators to London to collect evidence about apartments the family of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif allegedly secretly owns according to the Panama Papers leaks, Pakistani media reported on Thursday.
Britain announced on Monday the creation of a new National Economic Crime Center (NECC) to crack down on money laundering, which is estimated to cost taxpaying households in the United Kingdom US$ 340 each year.
A new multinational effort was launched Wednesday to tackle grand corruption, a criminal category that can include bribery of public officials, embezzlement, abuse of power and money laundering of proceeds from crime.
Violent Albanian crime groups are exerting "considerable control" over the drug market in the UK, while gangs from Serbia and Turkey dominate maritime cocaine trafficking routes, according to a report by the National Crime Agency (NCA) releasedWednesday.
Police investigators in the UK have launched an inquiry into the involvement of 19 British shell companies in a US$20 billion money-laundering operation.
Border Force officers arrested the pilot of a light aircraft at an airfield near Shelby, England on Nov. 17, seizing 34 kilos of cocaine and charging him with conspiring to import class A drugs into North Yorkshire.
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