Man (41) arrested during police probe into UDA in north Antrim

‘DETECTIVES from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force investigating the criminal activities of north Antrim UDA carried out a search and arrest operation in the Coleraine area,’ a police spokesman said today.

Detective Inspector Brennan said: “A 41 year old man was arrested under the Terrorism Act and is currently in police custody.

“North Antrim UDA remain a priority for the PCTF due to the harm that they continue to cause to the local community.

“Paramilitaries claim to protect local people but in reality they exploit them and use violence or the threat of violence to control and intimidate.

“Working with our partners and communities we are committed to tackling the criminality of these groups.”

The PSNI say anyone with any information should contact police on 101, or submit a report online using their non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/

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

The Police Service of Northern Ireland, HM Revenue & Customs and the National Crime Agency established the PCTF to tackle criminality linked to paramilitary activity as part of the Executive’s action plan on Tackling Paramilitary Activity, Criminality, and Organised Crime.

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