Two People Arrested On Suspicion Of People Smuggling

The PSNI have arrested two people in Belfast on suspicion of offences linked to people smuggling.

At around 8am on Wednesday morning, immigration officers and some 30 police officers conducted raids on two properties in Annadale Drive and Ravenhill Avenue.
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A 40-year-old woman and 26-year-old man, originally from Somalia and understood to have lived in NI for 10 years, were detained during the operations.

They are being held at Musgrave Street police station.

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