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Three arrested by Paramilitary Crime Task Force in connection with INLA activity in Londonderry

Three men have been arrested by officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force in connection with INLA activity following a number of searches in Londonderry.

A quantity of suspected cannabis, a sum of cash and INLA paraphernalia was seized during the searches on Tuesday.

The men- aged 30, 36 and 44- were arrested and taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

Detective Inspector Lynne Knox said: “We are committed to protecting communities across Northern Ireland. Many areas face challenges from organised criminal gangs with paramilitary connections.

"Those who are involved in this type of criminality do not represent the interests of the community. We are committed to keeping people safe and will continue to work in partnership with local agencies, residents and community representatives to prevent and detect crime."

Police appealed for information.

The Paramilitary Crime Task Force is made up of PSNI officers, HM Revenue & Customs officers and National Crime Agency officers and was formed to tackle paramilitary activity and organised crime in Northern Ireland.

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