20 August 2020 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Nine people have been arrested by the PSNI as part of a cross-border investigation into the dissident republican group known as the New IRA. The seven men and two women, aged between 26 and 50, are being questioned at Musgrave Street police station in Belfast. As part of the operation, Gardaí carried out six searches in Dublin, Laois, Cork and Kerry. PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Barbara Gray said yesterday: “I can confirm that nine people were arrested on Tuesday under the Terrorism Act in connection with an ongoing investigation into the activities of the New IRA. All nine remain in custody.

“The seven men and two women, aged between 26 and 50 years, were arrested as part of Operation Arbacia. They are currently in Musgrave Serious Crime Suite, where they continue to be questioned on suspicion of a wide range of terrorist activity.” An Garda Síochána confirmed that searches were carried out at in four counties in the Republic as part of ongoing operations to combat the activities of the New IRA. The searches were conducted by members of the Special Detective Unit assisted by local Gardaí and Regional Armed Support …

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