30/05/2019

PSNI Recover Stolen Beer Kegs

The PSNI has recovered £900,000 worth of stolen beer kegs as part of an investigation into organised crime in Northern Ireland.

Two men, both aged 55, were arrested on suspicion of theft as raids in Mallusk and Omagh recovered the stolen property. They have both been released on bail pending further enquiries.

Drinks distributors use kegs to deliver their product to licensed premises and then collect them when they are empty.
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Detective Chief Inspector Dunny McCubbin said: "These thefts have a significant financial impact on businesses that distribute their product to licenced premises and two men were arrested as a result of our searches. The investigation continues.

"We are committed to bringing offenders before the courts and I would appeal to anyone with information on this type of activity to contact detectives in Antrim or Omagh by calling 101 or alternatively you can speak anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."

Police have also reminded business owners, especially those with licensed premises, to be aware of the crime and ensure their stock is secure.



(JG/CM)

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