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Police investigating New IRA activity charge two men under Terrorism Act

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Crime Operations Assistant Chief Constable Barbara Gray said: “Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Terrorism Investigation Unit have charged two men this evening with a wide range of offences under the Terrorism Act as part of Operation Arbacia, an ongoing investigation into the activities of the New IRA.

“A 26 year old man from Lurgan has been charged with five offences – membership of a proscribed organisation; directing terrorism, preparatory acts of terrorism; conspiracy to possess explosives with intent to endanger life and conspiracy to possess ammunition with intent to endanger life.

“A 50 year old man from Derry/Londonderry has been charged with three offences – membership of a proscribed organisation; directing terrorism; and preparatory acts of terrorism.”

“Both men are due to appear at Laganside Court via video link tomorrow morning.”

As is normal procedure charges will be reviewed by PPS.

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