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Man (39) released on bail following drug searches linked to west Belfast UDA


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A 39-year-old man has been released on bail after he was arrested during a police investigation into suspected drugs criminality linked to the west Belfast UDA.

A PSNI spokesperson said the man has “been released on police bail pending further enquiries”.

The arrests follows searches in the Shankill area last week, with an estimates £48,000 worth of drugs seized, alongside a taser and large quantity of cigarettes.

PSNI Detective Inspector Corrigan said on Tuesday: “The arrest follows proactive searches at three locations in the Shankill area on June 9 which saw officers seize an estimated £48,000 worth of suspected Class A drugs. We also recovered a taser, an estimated 50,000 cigarettes, as well as a quantity of cash and a number of suspected counterfeit items, including football shirts.

"This arrest, on the back of our searches and seizures, is a 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.

"Our enquiries are ongoing and 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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