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07/12/2017

Two Men Arrested Following Searches Across NI

Two men have been arrested after police carried out searches across Northern Ireland and seized items including thousands of cigarettes.

The PSNI carried out raids in Belfast, L'Derry, Dundonald and Banbridge in conjunction with the HMRC and FACT on Wednesday, 06 December.
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Detectives investigating organised criminal activity seized over 8,000 cigarettes, 2.9kg of rolling tobacco, 232 cigars, 50 illegal streaming devices and around £5,000 in cash.

A 48-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud in the Galliagh area. He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

A 31-year-old man was also detained in the Dundonald area on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and possessing articles for use in fraud and is currently helping with police enquiries.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to contact them.

(CD/JP)

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