Man charged with 43 offences as police target INLA criminality

A 34-year-old man has been charged with a number of offences following an operation that police say was targeting organised drug criminality linked to the INLA in Londonderry.

Friday, 11th June 2021, 9:07 pm

The operation was carried out by officers from the PSNI’s Paramilitary Crime Task Force.

The man has been charged with a total of 43 offences, including being concerned in supply of a class B drug, possession of class B controlled drug with intent to supply, possession of class B controlled drug and conspiracy to transfer criminal property.

He is expected to appear by video link before Londonderry Magistrates Court today.

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As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

He will also be reported to the Public Prosecution Service for the offence of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to be knowingly involved in the fraudulent evasion of a prohibition on the importation of goods.

Four other men, arrested as part of the same investigation, have already appeared before Londonderry Magistrates Court charged with a number of offences