Male arrested on suspicion of drug offences following search in east Belfast

  • 01 June 2022

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Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) have today, Wednesday 1st June, arrested a 19-year-old male following a search in east Belfast.

Detective Sergeant Thompson said: “Following a proactive search aimed at targeting the East Belfast UVF’s drug supply network, a quantity of suspected Class A and B drugs, together with a substantial amount of cash estimated to be close to £100,000, was seized.”

The man was arrested on suspicion of a number of offences, including possession of a Class A controlled drug, possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply, and possession of criminal property.

Detective Sergeant Thompson continued:  “He has been taken to Musgrave Custody Suite in Belfast, where he is currently being questioned by detectives.

“The arrest and seizure is demonstration of the PCTF’s commitment to tackle all types of organised criminality linked to paramilitaries, in an ongoing effort to rid our communities of the harm these groups cause and of their coercive control.

“We would like to thank the local community for their continued support and will continue to act on the information you provide us.”

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