22 December 2005

Man quizzed over loyalist blackmail claims


22/12/2005 - 11:57:50

Two men were being questioned today about suspected loyalist paramilitary blackmail and extortion.

The pair, aged 20 and 44, were arrested close to a hotel in east Belfast on Wednesday.

Officers from the Police Service’s Organised Crime team carried out the planned operation.

A PSNI spokeswoman added: “They are currently assisting police with their inquiries.”

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