Officers from PSNI’s Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) have charged a 48 year old man with a number of offences including possession of Class A controlled drugs, possession with intent to supply Class A controlled drugs and possession of criminal property. He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates Court on Thursday, 25 October.
As is normal procedure all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.
These charges are in connection with a search of a house in the Monkstown area of Newtownabbey on 16 February of this year.
The Police Service of Northern Ireland, HM Revenue & Customs and the National Crime Agency have established the Paramilitary Crime Task Force to tackle criminality linked to paramilitarism as part of the Executive’s action plan on tackling paramilitary activity, criminality and organised crime.