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Man (32) charged in west Belfast UDA probe

It follows a police investigation into the west Belfast UDA

A 32-YEAR-OLD man has been charged with drugs offences following a police investigation into the west Belfast UDA.

He is due to appear at Newtownards Magistrates Court on July 5 charged with being concerned in the supply of class A and B drugs.

The accused has also been reported to the Public Prosecution Service for offering to supply class A and B drugs, possession of a class A drug and possession with intent to supply.

It follows an arrest in the Bangor area in December last year in relation to a Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) probe into the criminal activities of the west Belfast UDA.

PCTF was established by the PSNI, HM Revenue and Customs and the National Crime Agency as part of a Stormont executive plan on tackling paramilitary activity, criminality and organised crime.

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