Man arrested in investigation into INLA activities
The 49-year-old was arrested on Wednesday following the search of a property in the Strabane area.
A man has been arrested by detectives investigating the activities of the republican paramilitary group the Irish National Liberation Army.
The 49-year-old was arrested following the search of a property in Strabane, Co Tyrone on Wednesday.
Detective Inspector Tom McClure said the man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences including blackmail.
Detectives from the PSNI's Organised Crime Branch investigating the activities of INLA, have arrested a 49 year old man under the Terrorism Act & conducted a search of a property in Strabane this morning. He has been taken to Musgrave Police Station for questioning— Police Service NI (@PoliceServiceNI) April 17, 2019
“The man was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, on suspicion of a number of offences including blackmail, membership of a proscribed organisation and being concerned in the supply of controlled drugs,” he said.
“He has been taken to the Serious Crime Suite at Musgrave Police Station for questioning.”