10 arrested as part of operation to tackle business crime

Ten people have been arrested following 114 searches by Police, as part of a Safer Business Action Day.
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Officers carried out a number of vehicle checkpoints and searches during the Safer Business Action Day operation on Friday.

Chief Superintendent Sam Donaldson said: “Officers across Northern Ireland conducted planned operations including high visibility patrols, proactive activity against offenders, and engaged with local businesses and the public.

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“Working alongside our policing partners An Garda Siochana and Belfast Harbour Police we conducted 18 vehicle checkpoints, including in Newry and Belfast.

10 people were arrested on suspicion of theft.10 people were arrested on suspicion of theft.
10 people were arrested on suspicion of theft.

“We also arrested 10 people on suspicion of a number of offences including theft, conducted 14 searches, and issued three community resolution notices (CRNs).”

He added: “This follows on from Thursday’s seizure, when detectives from our Organised Crime Branch seized over 20,000 counterfeit Apple items, such as AirPods, Apple chargers and iPhones, in Portadown and Belfast.

“Safer Business Action Days are part of a national month of action to tackle retail crime launched by the National Business Crime Centre.