27 people arrested across Northern Ireland in major anti-crime operation

Police PSNI officer scene
Police PSNI officer scene

Police across Northern Ireland arrested 27 people during a major anti-crime operation.

Twenty properties were raided on Thursday and 143 stop and searches undertaken.

Police arrested six people for drugs offences, nine for burglary, one for disqualified driving, and five for theft or criminal damage.

Chief inspector Ian Campbell said: “The aim of our anti-crime operation was to prevent, detect and deter crime with a focus on travelling criminals, organised crime and the terrorist threat.

HMRC and UK Immigration were involved in part of the operation. HMRC conducted checks on 22 vehicles for red diesel and seized two vehicles.

The senior officer added: “Our aim is to keep people safe across Northern Ireland and we would like to thank the public for their support and patience during the operation.”