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Real IRA man's brother arrested in Lithuania weapons sting



--- Quote ---The brother of a Real IRA leader is one of two Irish citizens detained in Lithuania on suspicion of buying a large quantity of firearms and explosives for the dissident Irish republican terror group.
Prosecutors in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, announced the arrests today after a lengthy "sting" operation in the city.

Irish security sources named one of those involved as Michael Campbell, 36, from Upper Faughart, Dundalk, Co Louth. His brother Liam has served two prison sentences for Real IRA activities.
... Lithuanian police posing as arms dealers met with Campbell and the woman in Vilnius on Tuesday, the sources said.

They allegedly sought arms destined for a breakaway faction of the Real IRA, which has divided into two rival groupings.


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