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.
Ten people have been arrested on suspicion of smuggling more than £15.5 million (US$20 million) out of the United Kingdom into Dubai, hidden in suitcases over the past three years, British authorities say.
Four members of a family have turned over more than a dozen properties across the United Kingdom and Spain worth US$10.3 million after British authorities accused them of buying them with dirty money.
After finding 39 frozen bodies in a tractor-trailer last week, UK authorities arrested the driver and three other suspects of manslaughter, Essex police announced Monday.
UK services and institutions played a significant role in some of the biggest corruption scandals as they allowed 325 billion pounds (US$412 billion) of suspect transactions to flow through the country’s financial system,Transparency International UK revealed in its latest research.
Two British anti-corruption watchdogs are calling on the UK’s attorney general to stop obstructing a bribery investigation involving an Airbus subsidiary and a defence contract with Saudi Arabia.
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.
The United Kingdom generated an additional US$42 billion over the past fiscal year by cracking down on corruption and tax evasion, the country’s tax authority announced last week.
In a Thursday press release, British Prime Minister Theresa May took it upon herself to call on other European countries to help the Western Balkans confront problems of weak governance and organized crime.
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 United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency (NCA) arrested on Monday woman who is thought to have supplied Albanian organized crime syndicates with some 500 UK passports.
Over 87,000 properties in England and Wales valued at an excess of US$132.4 billion (£100 billion) are owned by anonymous companies registered in tax havens, a new analysis from the UK-based NGO Global Witnessreveals.
Britain’s anti-money laundering regulations are not enforced by accountancy and legal associations due to fear it would lose them members, a watchdog report revealed on Tuesday.
In a speech at a round table event organized by Kosovo Law Institute, the British Ambassador to Kosovo Ruairi O’Connell urged officials in the small Eastern European country not to allow Kosovo to “become a nest of corruption and organised crime.”
A London court last week ordered the son of the former Prime Minister of Moldova to hand over nearly half a million pounds following an investigation conducted by the UK’s National Crime Agency.
An Albanian man who ran an organized people smuggling network from the United Kingdom was extradited to Belgium on Friday to serve a 10-year prison sentence, authorities said.
Three men in the United Kingdom (UK) who ran a business selling potentially lethal drugs on the dark web were sentenced Jan. 18 to a total of more than four decades in prison, according to the National Crime Agency.
An Englishman who tried to smuggle some US$322,000 worth of an unlicensed “wonder drug” containing human blood is facing jail time, Court News UK reported Wednesday.
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.
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