Three arrested over crimes linked to North Belfast UVF
A WOMAN and two men have been arrested over crimes linked to the North Belfast UVF.
Police searched seven properties, including homes and businesses, in and around Belfast on Monday.
A 56-year-old woman and a 39-year-old man were arrested in Newtownabbey and a 56-year-old man was arrested in north Belfast.
They were being questioned at the PSNI's serious crime suite in Musgrave police station in Belfast on Monday night.
Detective Inspector Heather Whoriskey said the operation "demonstrates the PSNI's commitment to tackling all types of criminality linked to paramilitaries".
"While these searches and arrests focused specifically on the North Belfast UVF, we will continue to target all paramilitary groups and disrupt their illegal activities which only serve to blight the communities they operate in," she said.