DETECTIVES in Northern Ireland and Scotland swooped on Thursday and made a series of arrests over insurance fraud and suspected money laundering.
The probe was carried out by the PSNI’s Organised Crime Branch headed up by Det Chief Supt Roy McComb.
Six people were detained in the Ballymena area on Wednesday.
Those detained were three men aged 53, 31 and 45 and three women aged 50, 26 and 46.
The 45-year-old man and 46-year-old woman were later released on bail.
Another man, aged 52, was arrested in Scotland and brought over to NI for questioning.
Officers from the Organised Crime Branch searched various locations in Belfast, Antrim, Glenavy and Ballymena as part of the investigation.
They said their inquiries are expected to continue for some time.