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Irish woman among six arrested in Spain over violence and organised crime

The Dublin woman was arrested on suspicion of membership of an organised crime group.

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AN IRISH WOMAN and five British men have been arrested in Spain after a series of violent incidents between organised crime groups in Salford, Greater Manchester.

Dawn raids were carried out on two properties in Marbella as part of the investigation on Tuesday.

Three men, aged 20, 25 and 28, were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit murder, possession of a firearm and membership of an organised crime group.

The 20-year-old man was also wanted on a European Arrest Warrant for possession of class A drugs and counterfeit currency.

A 41 year-old man from Trafford and a 31-year-old woman from Dublin were also arrested on suspicion of membership of an organised crime group.

Officers also recovered a loaded handgun and ammunition and four knives from the properties during the searches.

On Wednesday a 23-year-old man from Salford was also arrested in Marbella on a European Arrest Warrant on suspicion of possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Assistant Chief Constable Rebekah Sutcliffe from Greater Manchester Police said, “These arrests are a significant result for Greater Manchester Police in our fight against organised crime in Salford.

This sends out a clear message to all those involved in organised crime, that we will never give up and we will find you, even if you have left the country.

Anyone with any information about the issues linked to organised crime in Salford should contact police on 0161 856 9775,101, or independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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