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Paramilitary Crime Task Force search property in west Belfast

Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force searched a property in west Belfast yesterday

OFFICERS from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force searched a property in west Belfast yesterday "in relation to criminality linked to paramilitary activity".

It is understood the search took place in the Slieve Gallion area of Andersonstown.

No arrests were made but an electronic device was seized and taken away for further examination.

Meanwhile, three men were last night still being questioned after police stopped a car with a suspected firearm in north Belfast.

The men - aged 26, 30 and 36 - were arrested under the Terrorism Act after the vehicle was searched at Clifton Street shortly after 10pm on Wednesday.

The operation was also carried out by detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force.

PSNI Detective Inspector Lynne Knox said: "All three men were taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for questioning where they remain assisting us with our inquiries.

"The suspected firearm recovered from the vehicle will be forensically examined."

The task force comprises the PSNI, HM Revenue and Customs and the National Crime Agency.

It was established as part of a Stormont action plan on tackling criminality linked to paramilitary activity.

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