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‘British FBI's’ Mailman Under Investigation by London Police

  • DX Group has delivery contract with U.K. National Crime Agency
  • Competitor says considering position on unit sale agreement

A courier responsible for delivering documents for the U.K.’s organized crime fighter is under investigation by police.

DX Group Plc, who serves the National Crime Agency as well as the U.K. passport and immigration and visa offices, announced the probe in a statement Friday.

Buckinghamshire, U.K.-based DX “has been notified by City of London Police of an allegation that has been made against the company which has resulted in the commencement of a preliminary investigation,” it said. The unit in question, called DX Exchange, provides urgent document delivery within professional services and the public sector, according to the company’s website.

The NCA, dubbed “the British FBI” upon its creation in 2013, confirmed that it is a client of DX, but said it wasn’t aware of any connection between the probe and DX’s work for the NCA specifically.

On Monday, DX announced that it had agreed to pay 40 million pounds ($46 million) for John Menzies Plc’s Menzies Distribution unit. John Menzies said it is considering its position following the probe announcement in a separate statement Friday.

The City of London Police’s Economic Crime Directorate is working closely with DX, according to a police statement.

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