14/02/2020

Eight Houses Raided In Paramilitary Probe

The PSNI's Paramilitary Crime Task Force has seized a quantity of drugs and cash during a raid targeting the activities of the west Belfast UDA.

Eight houses in the Shankill area were searched on Thursday 13 February, with one individual arrested.

Various items, including suspected class A and class B controlled drugs and a quantity of cash, were seized.

The 34 year-old man was taken to Musgrave Police Station on suspicion of breaching a terrorism notification order and other drug-related offences.
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Detective Inspector O'Neill said: "Today's seizure is another step in our ongoing commitment to preventing dangerous drugs from ending up in local communities and also frustrating the criminal activities of paramilitaries living within them.

"The Paramilitary Crime Task Force continues to disrupt the criminal activity of organised criminals who badge themselves as paramilitaries. Today's operation was part of our ongoing proactive investigation into the criminality of West Belfast UDA."

Anyone with information about the supply of illegal drugs in their community or details about organised criminal activity is urged to contact police on 101 or the Crimestoppers anonymous line on 0800 555 111.



(JG/CM)

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