Belfast Telegraph

Pair charged in paramilitary task force investigations

Police investigating paramilitary activity have arrested a man.
Police investigating paramilitary activity have arrested a man.

The joint paramilitary task force has charged two men in connection with separate offences.

A 24-year-old man has been charged with the supply and possession of class A drugs after he was arrested in east Belfast on Tuesday. He will appear in court on Thursday.

Following an arrest in south Belfast another man (30) has been charged in connection with supplying contraband cigarettes and offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on 6th February.

Is is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.

The paramilitary crime task force was set up as part of the Executive's action plan to target criminal gang activity in Northern Ireland with millions committed to it by both Stormont and Westminster as a result of the 2015 Fresh Start agreement.

It is a collaboration between the PSNI, the National Crime Agency and HM Revenue and Customs.

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