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Four bailed in illegal gas bottling raid

The four people arrested following a raid on premises at Coolderry Road and Larkin’s Road in Crossmaglen on Monday last, have been released on bail.

Three men aged 67, 31 and 23 and a 31-year-old woman were arrested after PSNI Reactive and Organised Crime Branch conducted searches at a number of premises as part of an investigation into the illegal production and sale of bottled gas.

Over 1,000 gas cylinders and eleven vehicles including a curtain-sided lorry and G-Power forklift were seized in the operation, as well as a quantity of wine, along with computers and documentation.

Inspector Lorraine Dobson confirmed that the Health and Safety Executive have also been notified about the investigation.