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A man has been arrested and14 vehicles were seized following searches of three properties in the Newry area today.

A photograph of some of the seized vehicles.
A photograph of some of the seized vehicles.

The searches were part of the National Crime Agency-led operation, Operation Venetic and Detectives from the PSNI’s Organised Crime Branch  seized 14 high-end vehicles valued between £500,000 and £750,000.

 Detective Inspector Craig McCamley said: “Detectives from Criminal Investigations Branch continue to play their part in the UK's biggest law enforcement operation against serious and organised criminality. As part of this, officers carried out a search of three properties in the Newry area.

Vehicle seized by the PSNI.

 

 “As well as a number of vehicles and other items seized during the operation, a 33 year old man was arrested on suspicion of being concerned in an offer to supply class A controlled drugs, being concerned in an offer to supply class B controlled drugs,  conspiracy to import class B controlled drugs and entering into an arrangement to acquire criminal property. He is currently in police custody at this time.

Vehicle seized.

 “This is an example of our ongoing commitment to bring those involved in criminal activity to justice. Working alongside our partner agencies, we will continue to disrupt the movements and activities of Organised Crime Gangs.  We recognise the harm caused in our communities as a result of organised crime and we will continue to keep people safe from this activity."

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