Man held in probe over ‘fraudulent activity’ to the value of £150,000 in Co Down

Detectives from the Criminal Investigations Branch have arrested a 41-year-old man.


He was arrested following an operation at residential premises “in the south Belfast area this afternoon”, police said.

Detective Inspector Darren Handley said: “At around 1:50pm, officers carried out a search at a house in the Belvoir area.

“A number of items were seized and a quantity of suspected Class B drugs were seized during the operation.

“The man was arrested on suspicion of two counts of theft, handling stolen goods, possession of a Class B Controlled drug and conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation.

“This is part of an ongoing investigation into fraudulent activity in the region of £150,000 which occurred in the Down area over a period of time.

“He remains in police custody.

“Enquiries are continuing and we would appeal to anyone with any information to contact detectives on 101, quoting reference number 943 17/06/20.

“A report can be submitted online using our non-emergency reporting form via . You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at .”

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