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Third person due in court over brothel keeping

PSNI officers conducted a number searches throughout Belfast. Credit: Presseye

A 60-year-old man is to appear in court on Monday charged as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force’s investigation into the criminal activities of the INLA.

The man has been charged with blackmail, keeping a brothel and proceeds of crime offences.

A man and a woman have also been charged with controlling prostitution-related offences connected to the raids last Friday.

The 32-year-old man has been charged with brothel keeping and concealing criminal property.

He was arrested with four others on Friday as the Paramilitary Crime Task Force raided 12 properties in the greater Belfast area as part of their investigation into INLA involvement into extortion and prostitution.

He is expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates' Court on Monday.

A 22-year-old woman also arrested later on Friday as part of the same operation has been charged with controlling prostitution and brothel keeping.

She is also expected to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on Monday.

Two men also arrested as part of the raids remain in custody.