Provos used drug runner to import arms
Published 26/08/2001 | 00:11
Joe MacAnthony remembers meeting a criminal who helped the IRA get arms.
IT WAS a notorious gentleman of the last century who said that the bigger the lie, the more likely people would swallow it. We've seen some whoppers churned out in the wake of the Columbia debacle. Most consisted of heated denials from Sinn Féin that any link existed between the IRA and the international drug trade.
The very suggestion that the IRA would do business with drug dealers, they claim, is an outrageous libel.