Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF), investigating criminality linked to West Belfast UDA, assisted by Officers from the Tactical Support Unit and Neighbourhood Policing Team searched a house in the North Belfast area earlier today (Wednesday, January 20th).

During today’s operation a number of items were seized for further examination. A 35 year old male has been arrested.

Detective Inspector O’Neill of the PCTF said: “Todays search and arrest is part of our ongoing investigations into those linked to West Belfast UDA. We continue to ask for the public’s help by getting in touch should they have any information that could assist our efforts.

“We will listen to you and we will act on information you provide. You can call 101, or you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via .

The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at .