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50 projects to benefit from Assets Recovery Community Scheme

11 February 2019

The Department of Justice has announced the allocation of over £1.8 million of funding under the Assets Recovery Community Scheme (ARCS) to projects aimed at tackling crime and the fear of crime across...

Cocaine seized by Border Force at Belfast City airport

27 December 2018

Border Force officers at Belfast City Airport have seized approximately 4kg of cocaine, which was found concealed in a suitcase.

Continued fight against organised crime results in seizure of almost £2million of criminal assets

02 October 2018

The latest Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) Annual Report and Threat Assessment (Tuesday 2 October) shows a marked increase in the success of the fight against organised crime groups operating in Northern I...

Assets Recovery Community Scheme opens for applications

06 August 2018

Latest Assets Recovery Scheme takes total funding support for community projects to over £5million 

Border Force seize offensive weapons at Belfast International Airport

01 August 2018

Border Force officers in Belfast have seized a number of weapons from passengers returning from holiday abroad this summer.

Charges in suspected people smuggling investigation

27 June 2018

Seven people have been charged following an operation by Immigration Enforcement Criminal and Financial Investigation (CFI) officers yesterday, Tuesday 26 June, as part of an investigation into a suspected p...

Border Force arrest man at Belfast International Airport

15 May 2018

A 39-year-old man has been arrested by Border Force officers at Belfast International Airport on suspicion of money laundering.

People smuggler who went on the run jailed

23 April 2018

A people smuggler from Northern Ireland, who went on the run in a bid to escape justice, has been jailed for nearly three years after specialist Immigration Enforcement officers caught up with him. 

Belfast Takeaway faces fine for employing illegal workers

09 April 2018

A Belfast takeaway is facing a potential penalty of £100,000 after five immigration offenders from China were found working at its premises.

Organised Crime Task Force continues fight to keep Northern Ireland safe

06 February 2018

Last year 23 Organised Crime Groups were dismantled, the Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) has today confirmed in the publication of their 2016/17 Annual Report and Threat Assessment.

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