**Good to see the PISSNI smashing these fake CD rings run by teenagers when cold-blooded sectarian murders go unsolved for 30 years.

Searches over 'organised crime'

There were angry scenes as arrests were made

Dozens of police officers have been involved in a big search operation across east Belfast and Counties Antrim and Down.

Police said it was part of continuing investigations into organised crime.

There was anger in east Belfast as a 16-year-old girl was arrested during Tuesday's operation.

Searches took place at two streets and the police made several arrests. A 16-year-old boy and three adults are being questioned.

Some people expressed their anger at what they described as an "exceptionally heavy police presence".

Some politicians have also criticised the handling of the operation.

Other anti-counterfeiting operations have been taking place in Larne in County Antrim and Bangor, County Down.

Ulster Unionist representative Michael Copeland said: "We had a shooting incident around the corner here, where five officers were available to attend.

This morning we have a sizeable number of officers - I have been led to believe that it could be as many as 50 officers involved in this operation for fake CDs.

"It does strike me that the law is being applied selectively."

DUP councillor Harry Toan said: "The police have to be supported in doing their duty.

"But to bring so many police in for what is a relatively small amount of money and criminality - if that is the case.

"If it was a murder, there would be less police here.""

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