Northern Ireland

Pair arrested in Ballymena in counterfeit car products inquiry

Seized porsche Image copyright PSNI
Image caption A Porsche was among a number of assets seized by police in Ballymena during the investigation

Two people have been charged as part of an investigation into counterfeit car products, trademark offences and money laundering.

A man, aged 47, and a woman, aged 44, were arrested on Thursday in Ballymena, County Antrim.

The pair are due to appear at Ballymena Magistrates' Court in September.

Police said the investigation was launched after a complaint by the car manufacturer BMW.

A number of searches were carried out in Ballymena, Belfast and Portstewart, during which police seized a Porsche car in Ballymena.

Det Insp Todd Clements said police had secured restraining orders on seized assets worth more than £1m.