One man (32) arrested following PSNI operation against East Belfast UVF

A 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of drug offenses following an operation against the UVF in east Belfast on Wednesday.

Oliver said he and officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force in the east of the city conducted a series of searches and seized some suspicious herbal cannabis and other drug paraphernalia.

The man was arrested on suspicion of possession of Class B controlled drugs with intent to possess and supply Class B controlled drugs.

Police said he is currently in custody.

PSNI Detective Inspector Maguire said: “Removing drugs from our streets reflects the Paramilitary Crime Task Force’s continued commitment to protecting the community.

“The possession and distribution of drugs in communities will not and should not be tolerated, and we will continue our campaign against those who intend to benefit from the significant harm caused by drug crimes and activities.

“I want to thank the community for their continued support in removing drugs from the community. We will listen to the community and act on the information they provide, so I encourage the public with knowledge of the drug trade to call 101 or you can submit a report online using our non-urgent reporting form at http://www. .psni.police.uk/makeareport/ .

“The independent charity Crimestoppers can also be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”

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