Arms find: 15 kilos of Semtex, guns, ammunition and gold painted replica pistol…

Screen Shot 2013-07-12 at 15.25.12You could conjure up a whole play on just one of several bizarre elements of is reportedly An Garda Siochana’s largest find of dissident arms… In the midst of all the real guns is a toy Smith and Wesson model painted gold… From the UTV report:

Gardaí said some of the weapons looked in poor condition and included Provisional IRA weapons that should have been decommissioned.

Fifteen kilos of Semtex and other bomb-making equipment, such as detonator cord and igniters, were seized.

Firearms including an Uzi sub-machine gun, a Glock semi-automatic pistol, revolvers, shotguns, a silencer and a Taser stun gun were also recovered.

Around 1,300 rounds of ammunition were also among the cache.

Interestingly, the semtex was of the older sort, so technically, well, in fact, this batch should have been decommissioned…

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