Northern Ireland

Two properties worth around £150,000 seized from man with alleged links to West Belfast UDA

The properties were seized following an operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) officers working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF)
The properties were seized following an operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) officers working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) The properties were seized following an operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) officers working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF)

TWO properties worth around £150,000 have been seized from a man with alleged links to the West Belfast UDA.

Located in the Greater Shankill area, the properties belong to Steven Raymond Kidd (48) and were seized following an operation by the National Crime Agency (NCA) officers working as part of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF).

The NCA allege that both properties were acquired by Kidd with the proceeds of money laundering and fraud offences.

The High Court in Belfast last week granted a Civil Recovery Order by consent under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 against Kidd and in separate proceedings in November 2021, the NCA obtained a Cash Forfeiture Order under the Proceeds of Crime Act in respect of £2,500.

The money had been seized during a search of Kidd’s home address in June 2020 and subsequently ruled to be proceeds of crime.