02/08/2006

Two arrested in connection with 'terrorist crime'

Two men have been arrested in County Londonderry, in connection with serious crime.

The men were arrested in Bellaghy yesterday in connection with an investigation into suspected republican paramilitary criminality in the province.

Meanwhile, a man has been arrested in County Armagh in relation to "dissident terrorist crime" in the area.

A spokesperson for the PSNI toady confirmed that the arrest was in connection with the seizure of a "massive" quantity of cigarettes in Armagh in November 2005.

The men are all currently being held for questioning at the serious crime unit in Antrim.

(EF)

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