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PSNI carry out drugs search operation against North Down UDA

Police searched three properties as part of the operation

Police conducted drug searches in Bangor on Thursday as part of an operation directed against the North Down UDA.

Police carried out three searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act discovering class B drugs at one of the properties.

Detective Inspector White said: “Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force [on Thursday] carried out three searches under the Misuse of Drugs Act in residential properties in Lord Wardens Court and a commercial property on the Rathgael Road area of Bangor."

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.

"This operation was directed against North Down UDA. A small amount of class B drugs, a computer hard drive, mobile phones and a taser stun gun have been recovered. An adult male will be interviewed at a later date with another male cautioned at the scene with a report to the PPS to follow,” Inspector White said.

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