16/04/2018

Number Of Arrests Made In Paramilitary Crime Task Force Operation

Seven people have been arrested as part of an operation by the Paramilitary Crime Task Force across Belfast.

A 32-year-old man arrested on Friday, 13 April, has been charged with brothel keeping and concealing criminal property. He is expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates court today, Monday 16 April.

A 22-year-old woman arrested later on Friday as part of the same operation, has also been charged with controlling prostitution and brothel keeping. She is also expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates court on Monday.
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A 48-year-old man arrested in connection with alleged trafficking and controlling prostitution offences has been released pending a report to the PPS.

Detectives conducting the operation, which focuses on the activities of the INLA, on Saturday arrested a 55-year-old man in the greater Belfast area under terrorism legislation. Three other men detained on Friday under terrorism legislation remain in custody.

A total of seven people were arrested as part of this operation, three in connection with alleged offences related to controlling prostitution and four under the Terrorism Act.

(MH)

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