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Men accused of blackmail and money laundering

By Staff Reporter

Two men are to appear in court today charged with money laundering and blackmail.

It comes after five people were arrested in an operation targeting organised crime in Northern Ireland and England, police have said.

Police also conducted a total of 12 searches at properties in Northern Ireland, Sussex and Lancashire.

Two men aged 39 and 54 are due to appear in Enniskillen Magistrates Court, while a 48-year-old woman will appear in court on October 23 to face the same charges.

Another woman (31) has been released on bail.

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

The investigation was a crackdown on blackmail, fraud, money laundering and offences under the Serious Crime Act 2007.

The operation involved detectives from the PSNI's Organised Crime Branch.

They were working with colleagues in the South Eastern Regional Organised Crime Unit, Sussex Police and Lancashire Police.

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