Over 200 Police Officers Take Part In Operation Targeting INLA Activity

More than 200 PSNI officers have taken part in a 'significant' police operation across Greater Belfast.

The Paramilitary Crime Task Force operation, targeting republican paramilitary group the INLA, is being supported by the National Crime Agency and HM Revenue and Customs.
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A total of 12 properties have been searched in North, South and West Belfast, Lisburn, Crumlin and Newtownabbey, with some search operations still underway.

Four men have been arrested; three under the terrorism Act and a fourth on suspicion of human trafficking and controlling prostitution.


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