Police have arrested 12 men, aged between 36 and 75, as part of what has been described as a proactive investigation into violent dissident republican activity in Northern Ireland.
The arrests were made at a house in the Ardcarn Park area of Newry earlier this evening, Monday.
All have been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.
Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddis said: “Police are determined to investigate those individuals suspected of involvement in serious crime.”
“This investigation is an example of our commitment to keep everyone in the community safe.”
Read more news:
Family fears for safety after vehicle crashes through fence for fourth time
East link review decision not due until summer 2015
Total ban on smoking planned anywhere on Southern Trust sites
Two vehicle crash on main Keady to Armagh road
£180,000 drugs seized in operation involving Banbridge and Belfast searches
Two people taken to hospital following one-vehicle crash outside Keady
Mall one-way system to be extended further than first thought
Bessbrook toddler’s condition upgraded to ‘stable’
Review call amid claims Friary Road improvements make congestion worse
Work on Costa Coffee outlet at Spires Retail Park to start in January