Massive arms haul on Mountjoy Road6th April 2011 | By: Catherine-Wylie | 2 Comments »
This comes after locals witnessed a heavy police and helicopter presence in the area, particularly around Castlebay social club in Brocagh.
Speaking at a press conference at police headquarters in Belfast, Assistant Chief Constable Drew Nelson said that the find was “the most significant in recent years”.
The weapons included four rifles, detonators, component parts for rocket launchers and explosives including what may be the plastic explosive Semtex.
Police believe this to be linked with today’s arrest of a man in Scotland in connection with the murder of Ronan Kerr.
On Sunday police stormed a Coalisland home as part of an investigation into “terrorist activity”. Five police vans gathered at the property in The Mills estate on the Washing Bay Road.