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Five arrested after searches in Co Fermanagh and England in ongoing investigation

Two men and two women have been arrested during searches of properties in Co Fermanagh on Monday.

The PSNI are working along with colleagues in the South Eastern Regional Organised Crime Unit, Sussex Police and Lancashire Police in relation to a number of ongoing investigations.

A total of 12 searches at properties in Northern Ireland, Sussex and Lancashire were carried out with five people arrested.

A fifth man arrested in Sussex was questioned and subsequently released.

Police are investigating serious offences including blackmail, fraud and money laundering.

Detective Inspector Andy Hamlin said: “This proactive operation against organised criminality was made possible because of the cooperation of multiple law enforcement agencies throughout the United Kingdom.”

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