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PSNI make three arrests after searches linked to the UVF in North Belfast

The PSNI has made three arrests following searches in relation to ongoing investigations into criminal activity linked to the North Belfast UVF.

Detectives from the PSNI’s Criminal Investigation Branch carried out seven searches on Monday in the Belfast and Greater Belfast areas.

Detective Inspector Heather Whoriskey said: “The searches took place in residential and commercial properties during which three people were arrested.

“A 56-year-old woman and 39-year-old man were arrested in Newtownabbey and a 56-year-old man was arrested in North Belfast.

"They have all been taken to Musgrave Serious Crime Suite for further questioning. Today’s operation demonstrates the PSNI’s commitment to tackling all types of criminality linked to paramilitaries.

"While these searches and arrests focused specifically on the North Belfast UVF, we will continue to target all paramilitary groups and disrupt their illegal activities which only serve to blight the communities they operate in.”

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