Successful illegal gambling burst in Northern Ireland

Two men were taken to Lurgan police station.
Two men were taken to Lurgan police station.

The raid was part of a major illegal gambling and money laundering investigation, which include a number of searches across the region.

Northern Ireland.- The police forces in Northern Ireland have carried out raids on businesses and homes in Lurgan, Dungannon, Antrim and Belfast as part of an illegal gambling and money laundering probe.

The PSNI’s Economic Crime Unit arrested two men aged 39 and 69 during searches of eight premises and seized a number of machines, technical equipment, documentation, cash and criminal property.

Detective Chief Inspector Ian Wilson stated: “We believe there is a link between illegal gambling and money laundering which feeds other forms of crime in our community. This illegal gambling is often used by criminals as a means of laundering money obtained from organised criminal activity and plays an important role in other forms of acquisitive and organised crime.”

Furthermore, Wilson added that activities combating this type of operation would continue into the future and encouraged anyone with information regarding money laundering or illegal to contact the police.