Detectives from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) have conducted a number of search operations in the Dundonald area today, Friday, October 2.
Three properties were searched and as a result approximately £1,200 of herbal cannabis and over £5,000 in cash was seized.
Detective Inspector Hamilton said: “Today’s searches were part of our ongoing proactive investigation into suspected drugs criminality linked to the east Belfast UVF.
“The searches are further evidence that PCTF are proactively working to reduce the harm caused by drugs in our communities and that we are continuing to robustly and proactively pursue the drug criminals who hide behind the guise of paramilitaries.
“We will continue to listen to the public and act on the information they provide us, to target those criminals, involved in the sale and supply of illegal drugs at every opportunity.
“I would encourage members of the community who may have information that could assist our efforts, to please get in touch.
“We will listen to you and we will act on information you provide.
“You can call 101, or you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via 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/ ”