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Four men arrested in crackdown on Belfast UDA drug activities

Searches carried out as part of an operation centred on criminal activities of UDA.
Searches carried out as part of an operation centred on criminal activities of UDA.

Four men have been arrested by the Paramilitary Crime Task Force in Northern Ireland.

Officers charged the four, aged 34, 34, 28 and 27, in relation to the supply of class B drugs on Tuesday, April 23.

The arrests followed three searches in the Kilcooley area of Bangor which were carried out as part of an operation centred on the criminal activities of East Belfast UDA.

A quantity of Class B drugs with an estimated street value of £2000 was discovered at one of the locations and a quantity of cash was also seized.

Two of the men aged 34 and 27 were charged with being concerned in the supply of class B drugs. The other two men aged 34 and 28 were charged in relation to possession of a class B drug with intent to supply, possession of a class B drug and possession of criminal property.

All of the men are due to appear at Newtownards Magistrates Court on Thursday, May 16.

As is normal practice all charges will be reviewed by the PPS.

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