Harold Good has just spoken. “Father Reid and I have spent days, many days watching [the decomm team] decommissioning a vast amount of arms on a minute by minute basis”. De Chastelain has note how much of it there was. There may be missing – but infinately small amounts. Most of it was the manufacturers packaging. It was also clear he said that there was also a lot of material in belts and small bits and pieces, clearly brought in in small quantities from a wide number of people. He thinks they have all the arms that were in the knowing possession of the IRA.
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