A man has been arrested after a number of guns and ammunition were seized by police.
The 58-year old was detained after a car was stopped and searched by officers in Craigavon, County Armagh, Northern Ireland on Wednesday afternoon.
The vehicle was stopped on the Lake Road around 3.30pm and a quantity of counterfeit currency and approximately 400 rounds of ammunition were recovered.
Thirteen guns were seized during a further search of a house in the Portadown area.
I would think it would take more than possesion of weapons to be a terrorist. Maybe some actual terrorism... maybe?
Oh sure, counterfeit currency, ammunition and guns, he was obviously a boy scout leader.
Would you have shown such understanding and leniency if he had been a Muslim?
Yes, until it was shown he was a terrorist.
I am not a closed minded Leant Leftist, Socialist or Marxist, after all. I own guns and ammunition... so why shouldn't he.
Now. I admit it is suspicious, and he probrably is up to no good. But terrorism connote a certain set of actions... not just that he, or anyone, owns guns. As to the couterfieting... theere are alot of counterfieters in the world who are not terrorists.
I think that you need to understand that in the UK and Ireland you need to have a licence to own a gun, and very few are handed out. So if a car is stopped carrying arms and ammunition, it is probably far more suspicious to the police than it might be in the US where you are allowed to carry guns
Actually you need to be licesed to carry a concealed weapon in the US, you can own rifles, and keep a hand-gun in your home and on your property though, without a license.
And I understand just fine fire-arms of any sort are illegal through-out Europe... still does not equate to terrorism... terrorism is an act against a group or individual... not possesion of weapons alone.
Did they find any evidence of planning an attack?
How do you all defend yourselves from tyranny over there? You just hope the Govts do not decide to slaughter you all again? Must be a sad state of affairs to have your Govt determine what they can and cannot do to your rights.
Thank God my Rights come from God and are subject to no man.
Terrorists will ALWAYS operate in EVERY country.
It's a military tactic - you can't get rid of it.
Also, because the government gets to decide who a terrorist is (and then take away their rights), their enemies will always be terrorists.
If you dislike the government, and begin to take action against it, you'll inevitably be considered a terrorist. And that's just by definition.
I guess I sometimes post without really explaining, in Ireland right now many 'former' members of the provisional IRA (on cease-fire)have set up a number of 'dissident' groups and these groups continue to engage in terrorism/criminality, they have murdered dozens of people and deal in drugs/counterfeit goods/ fuel smuggling etc Only yesterday a drug dealer was shot dead in County Cork in the Irish Republic as he would not pay 'protection' money to the Real IRA, when one is caught with guns or explosives in Ireland it is usually linked to a small number of terrorist organisations namely the Real IRA, Continuity IRA and so forth, who are profeeteers using a flag of convenience (Irish Republicanism) to conceal their true criminal nature.
Gardaí investigating the murder of a man in Co Cork are examining the possibility he was threatened by dissident republicans seeking to extort money from him over his suspected drug-dealing activities.
Darren Falsey (36), who was originally from Waterfall on the southwestern outskirts of Cork city, was shot dead when he answered the door at his rented house at Ashbourne Court in Carrigaline some time between 2pm and 2.45pm on Wednesday.
Mr Falsey was discovered lying in the hallway by his partner, Lorraine Conroy, when she returned home with her son Dylan (8) at 2.45pm. She alerted emergency services but Mr Falsey was pronounced dead at the scene.
The inquiry into his killing was upgraded to a murder investigation yesterday after Assistant State Pathologist Dr Margaret Bolster completed a postmortem at Cork University Hospital.
Gardaí have declined to reveal the results of the postmortem but it is understood Mr Falsey was shot twice in the upper body and once in the head at close range with a 9mm handgun.
Shell casings recovered from the scene have been sent to the ballistics section of the Garda Technical Bureau to see whether the gun was used in any other crime.
Gardaí are puzzled that nobody in the Ashbourne Court or Ferney Road area reported hearing shots yesterday. They have not ruled out the possibility that the gunman may have used a silencer.
Mr Falsey was known to gardaí, who suspected him of being a significant figure on the Cork drugs scene over the past decade. Detectives have been speaking to associates in a bid to see if he had told them of any threats to his life.
Gardaí have established that he had received a number of threats earlier this year and, while they cannot discount the possibility that the threats may have been made by other drug dealers over unpaid debts, they are also looking at a possible paramilitary link.
Gardaí believe the Real IRA in Cork is using a campaign purporting to protect working-class communities from drug dealing as a front to extort money from drug dealers and are investigating whether they were behind the threats to Mr Falsey.
Last year the Real IRA admitted responsibility for the shooting dead of convicted drug dealer Gerard Staunton at Elm Close in Wilton in January 2010. Last year it also admitted responsibility for killing convicted drug dealer Kieran Flynn in June 2001.
Gardaí are looking closely at the possibility of a Real IRA link because seven years ago, a Real IRA active service unit was apprehended as it attempted to petrol-bomb the home of a relative of Mr Falsey who was suspected of drug dealing.
Gardaí believe the foiled arson attack on the man’s home in the Little Island area stemmed from the man’s failure to pay protection money to the Real IRA. Four men were jailed.
More recently, another relative of Mr Falsey, who is currently serving seven years for drugs offences, was also threatened by the Real IRA who demanded money from him.
Gardaí have established that Mr Falsey visited the jailed relative in Cork Prison on Wednesday morning, just hours before he was shot.
It is expected they will speak to the prisoner about whether he knew of any threats to Mr Falsey.
Gardaí have begun examining CCTV footage from commercial premises in Carrigaline to try to identify any possible suspects. They have also begun door-to-door inquiries in the Ashbourne Court and Ferney Road areas.
Supt John Gilligan of the Garda Press Office has appealed for anyone who saw anything unusual in the area to contact gardaí in confidence at Togher Garda station on 021-494 7120.
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