British authorities have charged two Albanian men with drug trafficking and illegal firearms possession after police seized a gun, cash and three kilograms of cocaine during a search of a flat in northern London last week.
British border police arrested two Albanian nationals suspected of breaking into the London Container Terminal in Tilbury to retrieve packages of drugs with a street value of more than £1 million (US$1.23 million), the UKNational Crime Agency (NCA) said on Wednesday.
The UK is planning a £100 million (US$130 million) levy on companies and banks to combat money laundering, according to the country’s 2020budget proposal that was published on Wednesday.
The UKNational Crime Agency (NCA) said on Friday that its officers arrested six people suspected of being involved in last year’s €13 million (US$14.38 million) Maltese Bank of Valletta cyber heist.
The UK National Crime Agency has reached a 190 million pound (US$248.33 million) settlement with a Pakistani real estate tycoon following a “dirty money” investigation that may have involved bribery and corruption,The Guardian reported.
UK authorities arrested 13 members of an international organized crime group accused of importing 50 tonnes of drugs worth billions of pounds from the Netherlands over a period of 18 months, the National Crime Agency announced Wednesday.
The UK National Crime Agency froze on Wednesday eight bank accounts with more than £100 million (US$ 121,004,893) it suspects were obtained through corruption and bribery in an overseas nation.
The UK’s first target under the new anti-corruption law is Zamira Hajiyeva, 55, who owns a US$15 million home in London and spent $20 million on shopping at Harrods, British media reported Wednesday.
Nearly all the cannabis plants being grown in Albania have now been destroyed, officials said Wednesday.
The European Union (EU) member states approved a plan on Monday to allow military action against human traffickers in the Mediterranean, according to the Agence France Presse (AFP).
The National Crime Agency (NCA), in cooperation with the Metropolitan Police, have seized about a half a ton of cannabis and five kilos of cocaine believed to be destined for London.
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