25/03/2005

Two charged as arms haul uncovered in west Belfast

Two men have been charged by police after an arms haul was uncovered in west Belfast.

The discovery, which is being linked to the Continuity IRA, saw three vehicles, an AK47 assault rifle and five real and replica handguns seized by police following eight house searches over the past few days.

A shotgun and a quantity of ammunition were also recovered during the raids as well as a notebook containing personal details of security personnel.

Both men, whose names have not yet been released, are due to appear at Laganside Magistrates' Court on Saturday.

(MB/SP)

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