IRA man guilty of arms smuggling

1 July 2010 
The Journal Newcastle

A LEADING dissident republican duped by an MI5 agent posing as an arms dealer has been found guilty of trying to smuggle a huge cache of weapons and explosives into Northern Ireland. Paul McCaugherty, 43, from County Armagh, had no idea the arsenal he agreed to buy for more than 100,000 euros did not exist and he was instead being targeted by a Security Services sting operation.

Convicting him of a string of offences related to the phoney deal at Belfast Crown Court, Judge Mr Justice Hart, ruling in the non-jury case, said the evidence against the Real IRA commander was "compelling".

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