Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland's Organised Crime Branch have arrested five men in Belfast and one in the Lisburn area last night, Wednesday 16th November.
Detective Inspector Shaw said: "A vehicle and a number of properties were searched as part of an investigation linked to plans to commit an armed robbery. The six men aged 46, 44, 40, 38 and two aged 34 were arrested on suspicion of robbery related offences and currently remain in custody.
“Four of the men were also arrested on suspicion of drug related offences, including possession of both cocaine and cannabis.
"During the course of searches last night and today, four firearms and a Taser were seized and will now be sent for forensic examination. A large volume of criminal property, including cash and clothing was also seized.
“Information from the public is key in our continued efforts to stop those who profit from illegal activities. I would ask anyone with any information which can assist us to target these individuals to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”