CIRA boss 'set up weapons sting'


2 July 2006
The Sunday Life
Ciaran McGuigan

The man believed to be the leader of the Continuity IRA has been fingered as an agent who set up dissident republicans in an MI5 weapons sting.

The man, a Fermanagh-based farmer, is believed to have been one of those arrested last month by cops following up a sting operation involving British intelligence and French agents. As many as 10 people were lifted in raids last month, after it was claimed that dissidents tried to purchase heavy weaponry, including SAM 7 missiles, machine guns and long-range sniper rifles from undercover agents.
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