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£50,000 recovered and one arrested after police searches across south Armagh and Newry

Two lorries and fuel were also seized along with a related mobile fuel laundering site

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Searches across south Armagh and Newry have led to one man being arrested and £50,000 in cash being seized.

Detectives from PSNI Organised Crime Unit conducted nine searches on Monday.

Detective Inspector Keith Gawley said: “Detectives conducted a number of searches in the South Armagh and Newry areas earlier today, making one arrest and recovering more than £50,000 in cash, mobile phones and documentation.

“Two lorries and fuel were also seized, along with a related mobile fuel laundering site.”

A 20-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of offences relating to possession and concealing criminal property.

He remains in custody at present.

DI Gawley added: “We are continuing to appeal to the public to report anything suspicious to us.  Get in touch on the non-emergency number 101, or if you think a crime is in progress call 999.

“Information can also be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, which is 100% anonymous and gives people the power to speak up and stop crime.”

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