Northern Ireland

Drugs seized and man arrested in investigation into west Belfast UDA

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A 45-year-old man has been arrested and a quantity of suspected Class A drugs have been seized as part of an ongoing investigation into the West Belfast UDA.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Paramilitary Crime Task Force carried out the arrest and seizure during a search on Saturday.

A PSNI spokesperson said officers conducted the search at a property on the Shankill Road in North Belfast.

“A number of items have been seized including a vehicle and a quantity of suspected Class A controlled drugs during the proactive policing operation and have been taken away for further forensic examination,” they said.

“A 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of Possession of Class A controlled drugs and possession of Class A controlled drugs with intent to supply.

“He is currently in police custody at this time.

“The Paramilitary Crime Task Force continue to seize and remove dangerous and harmful drugs from the streets whilst also disrupting paramilitary finance streams linked to the sale of these drugs.”