Northern Ireland arms seizure 'most significant' in years

An undated handout photograph released by the Police Service of Northern Ireland, and made available in London on May 17, 2016, shows a barrell containing munitions near to the hole it was discovered in, in Capanagh Forest in Larne, Northern IrelandA “terrorist hide” discovered in Northern Ireland containing land mines, pipe-bombs and other weaponry is “one of the most significant seizures in recent years”, police in the British-ruled province said Tuesday. The cache, which is believed to have been assembled by dissident republicans dedicated to creating a united Ireland by force, was discovered on Saturday evening by two people walking in Capanagh Forest near the port of Larne, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Belfast. In a statement Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes of the Serious Crime Branch said the find had undoubtedly saved lives as a number of the devices were ready for deployment.

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