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Showing 1 - 10 of 45 results for crime type "International and organised crime" & area "CPS"

Teenager sentenced for bomb hoax threats

A teenager has today (7 December) been sentenced for making bogus bomb threats which resulted in the evacuation of more than 400 UK schools.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Woman jailed for drugs offences after falsely claiming to have been trafficked

A woman involved in the wholesale supply of class A drugs has today (31 August) been jailed for seven years.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Modern slavery prosecutions on the rise - report shows

Charges for modern slavery offences have risen by more than a quarter in the last year according to figures published today (9 August) by the Crown Prosecution Service.  

In 2017/18, 239 suspects were charged with modern slavery offences, a 27 per cent rise from the year before.


Traffickers convicted of smuggling migrants across English Channel

Six men who trafficked migrants across the English Channel in small boats have been convicted today (7 August).

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Lorry driver jailed for smuggling illegal immigrants into UK

A lorry driver who smuggled illegal immigrants into the UK in the back of his trailer has been jailed.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS, North East News

Gang jailed for smuggling cocaine into UK from Jamaica

A gang who imported cocaine into the UK from the Caribbean disguised as coconut milk powder, coffee and soy drinks have been jailed for more than 37 years.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS, North West News

British pensioner jailed for sexual abuse in Kenya

A pensioner has been jailed for more than 18 years for sexually abusing two children in Kenya.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Sexual offences , CPS News

Man jailed for attempting to smuggle illegal immigrants into UK

An Albanian man who attempted to smuggle illegal immigrants into the UK on an inflatable boat has been jailed.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Man involved in smuggling guns and ammunition into the UK jailed

A man who provided machine guns and a pistol to be smuggled into the UK has been jailed for 12 years.


British woman guilty of trafficking Nigerians to Germany for prostitution

The ringleader of a network that trafficked young Nigerian women to Europe and forced them to work as prostitutes has today (28 June) been convicted.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

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Telephone: 02920 803950

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Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

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Telephone: 02380 673806

West Midlands
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Telephones: 0121 262 1531 / 0121 262 1644

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Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


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