30/08/2019

Arrests & Searches In CIRA Probe

Two men have been arrested following a number of police searches into the Continuity IRA.

A 37-year-old man arrested under the Terrorism Act in Newtownabbey on Thursday evening, 29 August, remains in custody this morning.

He was taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

The arrest came after a number of searches in west Belfast and Newtownabbey on Thursday in connection with an ongoing investigation into violent dissident republican activity linked to the Continuity IRA.
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A number of items, including a quantity of suspected ammunition, have been seized for further examination.

A 31-year-old man arrested in west Belfast yesterday as part of the same investigation remains in police custody at this time.



(JG/MH)

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