Two men in Bangor have been arrested by police investigating human trafficking.
This evening police said that the pair, aged 38 and 25, had been apprehended “on suspicion of a number of offences linked to suspected people trafficking and prostitution”.
Detective Inspector Harry Colgan, leading the operation, said in a statement: “The arrests follow a pro-active police search at a house in the Holborn Court area of the town earlier today.
“Three women in their twenties, who we believe may have been trafficked into Northern Ireland, have been taken from the property to a place of safety and they will be interviewed in due course by specially trained officers and provided with all of the support they may require”.
At time of writing, the two arrested men remain in custody.
It is not believed that these arrests are linked to an operation against suspected people-trafficking in Portadown, details of which emerged earlier in the week.