GUNS AND EXPLOSIVES SWOOP AT ‘BLAYNEY-KEADY BORDER

29 April 2011 No Comments by The Northern Standard

By PATSY McARDLE

THREE MEN were remanded in custody at a court sitting in Newry on Monday last, to a further sitting at Armagh on May 17th on charges arising from a swoop by Northern security forces last Friday, at Carnagh, close to the Castleblayney/Keady Road, where some weapons and explosives were seized.
Brian Anthony Sheridan, 34, from Avonmore, Blackwatertown, Co Armagh; Brian Francis Cavlan, 35, from Circular Road, Dungannon; and Dominic Dynes, 39, from Bree, Castleblayney, appeared at Newry Magistrates’ Court
Detective Sergeant Ronnie Gibson told the court he could connect the three accused men to the charges.
He said Dynes replied when charged that “he was told to bury the weapons found in the car that he was driving and he had no intent to use them at any time to shoot or kill anybody, carry out any robbery or any show of strength”.
The other defendants made similar statements. He said they made no reply, refusing to identify themselves, to a charge of possession of firearms and two counts of possession of articles for use in terrorism on April 22.
Earlier a PSNI statement said the swoop was linked to suspected dissident republican activity.
It is understood the arrests involved an earlier tip-off and a joint operation with the gardaí.

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