Republican and loyalist paramilitary organised crime groups (OCGs) continue to impact all areas of society in Northern Ireland. Currently around one third of Northern Ireland -based OCGs are paramilitary organisations or have suspected paramilitary links.
The Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) are currently proactively investigating six paramilitary organisations:
- East Belfast UVF
- West Belfast UDA
- North and West Belfast INLA
- North West INLA
- South East Antrim UDA
- North Antrim UDA
These groups are involved in all forms of criminality including; paramilitary assaults and shootings, supply and distribution of controlled drugs, blackmail (extortion), intimidation, money lending and money laundering.
Despite the pressures of COVID-19, the number of searches and arrests conducted by the PCTF this year were among the highest since it was established.
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