30/05/2013

Seven Arrested Over Fraud And Laundering

Seven people have been arrested and are being questioned by the PSNI's Organised Crime Branch as part of an investigation into money laundering and insurance fraud.

Six people were arrested in Ballymena and one in Scotland on Wednesday 29 May.

The six were three men aged 53, 31 and 45 and three women aged 50, 26 and 46.

A 52-year-old man was arrested in Scotland and brought to Northern Ireland for interview.

In addition, a number of searches were carried out at various locations in Belfast, Antrim, Glenavy and Ballymena.

Yesterday evening, the 45-year-old man and 46-year-old woman were released on bail pending further enquiries.

Enquiries by detectives from Organised Crime Branch are expected to continue for some time.

(IT/CD)

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