Three properties in Co Down have been seized and sold as part of a National Crime Agency investigation carried out over almost a decade into a notorious organized crime group.
The properties at Albert Street and Victoria Road in Bangor were among 59 premises worth an estimated £17m recovered and subsequently sold by the NCA. The majority were private residential properties, which were rented out in the Bordesley Green or Selly Oak areas of Birmingham.
The properties were acquired using the proceeds of crime including heroin importation and distribution, fraud and money laundering.
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