Items seized by PCTF
Items seized by PCTF

Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) have seized class A drugs with an estimated value in excess of £100,000 and £30,000 in cash in east Belfast.

During a proactive operation in on Saturday 25 March, officers stopped a car on Montgomery Road. A search of the vehicle revealed the significant sum of cash, a quantity of white powder and prescription medication concealed in a specialist hide. A 36 year old male was subsequently arrested on suspicion of drugs offences and possessing criminal property.

The arrested man remains in custody at present.

Detective Inspector Maguire said: “This operation demonstrates the continuing commitment of the Paramilitary Crime Task Force to protecting communities and dismantling the supply of illegal drugs linked to East Belfast UVF.

“Those involved in the so-called ‘drugs trade’ are putting money straight into the hands of paramilitaries, whose only concern is financial gain and control. They care nothing about those lives and relationships that get ruined along the way.

“I would encourage anyone with information, or concerns, to contact us on 101. Information can also be provided, anonymously, to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”