Officers from Paramilitary Crime Task Force, working alongside HMRC officers conducted two searches in the Newtownards area on Tuesday, October 10th.

The searches were part of an ongoing investigation into criminality linked to North Down UDA.

Detective Inspector Corrigan said: “During the searches at two properties in the Queens Square area, a quantity of tobacco, cash and laptops were seized.

“This collaboration with our partner agencies demonstrates our ongoing commitment to targeting and disrupting the activities of these groups.

“We’re grateful to local communities for their continued support, and would reiterate our ask for anyone with information, or concerns, to contact us on 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”