April 13, 2021

Britain seizes $650,000 from son of jailed former Moldovan Prime Minister [accounts in Cayman Islands]

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From RadioFreeEurope, RadioLiberty A court in Britain has ordered the son of former Prime Minister Vladimir Filat to hand over $650,000 following an investigation by Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA). Luca Filat, who has prepaid $500,000 in rent for a penthouse in West London, obtained his wealth “from illegal activity by his father,” the NCA […]

Things fall apart: EX-‘best friends’ UK and Cayman Islands in fresh fight

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By Irene Madongo From KYC 360 There’s been a new twist to the rather amusing relationship between the United Kingdom and its former chum the Cayman Islands. In a recent development, British financial police chief Donald Toon expressed frustration with Cayman, saying that his National Crime Agency (NCA) was “asking for information we don’t get” […]

The Editor Speaks: Can Cayman really take on Mammoth Mother?

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Not surprisingly, the UK’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) have agreed with their brothers, the National Crime Agency (NCA), that it was “asking for information we don’t get” from the Cayman Islands. The NCA has launched investigations into British-based lawyers and accountants suspected of facilitating money laundering. A number of its investigations have led it […]

Statement by the Cayman Islands Government on Support for the UK’s National Crime Agency

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From The Office of the Premier of the Cayman Islands GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands – In reference to articles reporting the United Kingdom’s National Crime Agency’s (NCA’s) comment that it “struggles” to get data from the Cayman Islands, there is absolutely no merit to Mr. Toon’s allegation. His complaint is a gross misrepresentation of a […]

UK frustrated by Cayman Islands silence on money laundering

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By Steve Swann from BBC British law enforcement officers fighting money laundering are being frustrated by a lack of co-operation by the authorities in the Cayman Islands. The National Crime Agency said it was “asking for information we don’t get”. It says it has also significantly stepped up efforts to seize dirty Russian money coming […]

UK: Flash cars, Caribbean holidays and a different woman each week – but rapist Keith Morris was living a secret double life

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By Lucy Leeson from Hull Daily Mail UK He was found guilty of a string of sex offences following a three week trial at Leeds Crown Court With his own successful locksmith business, luxurious holidays to the Caribbean and a sleek red Porsche complete with personal number plate, Keith Morris had it all. But behind […]

Police find £40 million drug haul destined for UK on yacht in the Caribbean

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From itv News UK Two men from Jersey have been arrested after the UK-registered vessel SY Hygeia of Halsa was boarded by French customs off the island of Martinique on Monday as it began a transatlantic crossing. On board, they discovered around 550lb of cocaine – estimated to have a street value of up to […]

Huge haul of liquid cocaine valued £3 million seized at Gatwick Aiport in failed drug smuggle

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By C Ballinger From Surrey Mirror Drug smugglers have attempted to get 18 kilos of cocaine into the UK through Gatwick Airport by disguising it as oil. The huge haul of liquid cocaine valued at more than £3 million was seized at Gatwick Airport hidden in oil cylinders. The liquid drugs were being disguised as […]

Briton Richard Huckle jailed for Malaysia sex abuse

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From BBC A British man has been given 22 life sentences after admitting 71 charges of sex abuse against children in Malaysia aged from six months to 12 years old. Police believe Richard Huckle, 30, from Ashford, Kent, abused up to 200 children from mainly poor communities. The Old Bailey judge described a 60-page paedophile […]

250 kilos of cocaine seized in UK – Caribbean joint operation

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From The London Post (By Shahid Qureshi / PR -NCA ) : – A UK-bound yacht carrying an estimated 250 kilos of cocaine has been intercepted in the Caribbean, following a joint operation involving the National Crime Agency (NCA), Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and the French authorities. The UK-registered vessel SY Hygeia of Halsa was […]