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Twelve arrested during investigation into violent dissident republican activity

Police have arrested 12 men, aged between 36 and 75, as part of what has been described as a proactive investigation into violent dissident republican activity in Northern Ireland.

The arrests were made at a house in the Ardcarn Park area of Newry earlier this evening, Monday.

All have been taken to Antrim Serious Crime Suite for questioning.

Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddis said: “Police are determined to investigate those individuals suspected of involvement in serious crime.”

“This investigation is an example of our commitment to keep everyone in the community safe.”

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