Man arrested in Carrickfergus as part of investigation into South East Antrim UDA

Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force investigating the suspected organised illegal drug criminality linked to South East Antrim UDA in Carrickfergus arrested a 41-year-old man this morning (August 2).

Monday, 2nd August 2021, 5:04 pm
Updated Tuesday, 3rd August 2021, 2:36 pm

The arrest was made with with the assistance of TSG search teams following the search of a property in the Greenisland area.

The man was later charged with possession of a Class A controlled drug, possession of a Class A controlled drug with intent to supply and possession of a Class B controlled drug.

He is due to appear at Belfast Magistrates’ Court on 27 August.

The arrest was made following the search of a property in the Greenisland area. Archive image

Detective Chief Inspector Kelly from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force said: “The arrest and search conducted this morning is further evidence of our commitment to end paramilitary organised drug criminality in all its forms.

“The quantity of Class A and B controlled drugs removed from the streets not only removes these dangerous drugs from circulation, it also will impact on the groups’ finances and ability to cause harm.

“I would encourage anyone with information about the supply of illegal drugs or information about paramilitary organised crime to get in touch with police on 101.”

A report can also be made online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/