Items seized during Ballymoney searches

Officers from the Paramilitary Crime Task Force (PCTF) have seized a number of items during searches at two properties in the Ballymoney area.

The planned searches were carried out yesterday (Friday, March 26) in an operation targeting the suspected criminality linked to North Antrim UDA.
Detective Inspector Brennan  said: “North Antrim UDA bring nothing but misery and harm to their communities.

“They continue to use firearms indiscriminately to commit human rights breaches, intimidate and cause fear, putting a further strain on the NHS during a global pandemic.”
“I would encourage anyone with information about any type of paramilitary organised criminality to contact police on the non-emergency number 101, or submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via 

“You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at”

Searches were carried out.

The Police Service of Northern Ireland, HM Revenue & Customs and the National Crime Agency have established the Paramilitary Crime Task Force to tackle criminality linked to paramilitarism as part of the Executive’s action plan on tackling paramilitary activity, criminality and organised crime.