ARA swoop on £5 million of Loyalist’s assets

The Assets Recovery Agency seems to be getting into its stride since restrictions on its purview were lifted recently. Focus so far seems to have been almost exclusively on chasing Loyalist assets. Nigel Dodds comments that “…there is massive amounts being gained through money laundering, fuel laundering, through smuggling, racketeering and so on, on the republican side as well as the loyalist side.”

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