By Kevin Holland
The UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA) has arrested two men in the Midlands following an investigation into an organised crime network supplying drugs and firearms in Ireland and Britain.
Upon arriving at Birmingham airport a 51 year old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to import and supply drugs, firearms and ammunition as well as possible money laundering offences.
The second man was arrested purely on suspicion of money laundering offences.
According to the NCA: “A 51-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiring to import and supply drugs, firearms and ammunition, as well as money laundering offences on arrival at Birmingham Airport this morning.
“At the same location a second man, aged 20, was arrested on suspicion of money laundering offences.
“NCA officers, supported by colleagues from Staffordshire Police, are also searching a property in the Tamworth area and a business premises in Birmingham.
“The arrest and searches are part of an investigation into the activities of an organised crime network alleged to be involved in the supply of drugs and firearms.”
The arrests were part of a cross border investigation.