Nine cars worth more than £150,000 and 234 bottles of fake vodka were seized during searches in Newry and Kilkeel earlier today (Wednesday).
Officers from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Branch carried out the raids.
Detective Inspector McCamley said: “Today we have seized nine vehicles worth approximately £155,000, as part of a proactive Nationwide investigation into Organised Crime led by the National Crime Agency.
“We also seized a number of high value watches and 234 bottles of suspected counterfeit vodka.
“Organised Crime Groups remain a priority for the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Organised Crime Unit. They have no place in our society; all they are interested in is the exploitation of others, making vast sums of money out of the abject misery and devastation caused to people’s lives.
“We would appeal to anyone who has any information about criminality to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/.
“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”