Wednesday 20 November 2019

Gardai 'stop men on way to gun attack'

Niall O'Connor

GARDAI believe two men arrested over the weekend were intercepted moments before they were about to carry out a gun attack.

Detectives from Togher garda station in Cork city were on patrol when they spotted a suspicious van. According to sources, they knew the occupants of the vehicle to be members of a subversive splinter group of the IRA.

The gardai stopped the van and discovered two handguns and a 10-gallon drum of petrol during a search.

It is thought that the men were on their way to attack a house in the area. They were arrested and detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

Irish Independent

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