January 15, 2015

IRA Terrorists Turn to Tobacco Smuggling as Black Market Thrives

From: Breitbart

by A.B. Sanderson

Spanish police have arrested two former members of the Irish Republican Army (IRA) as part of an investigation into money laundering and tobacco smuggling, as the crack down on tobacco products makes the crime more lucrative.

Donna Maguire and Leonard Hardy, who have both served prison sentences in Germany and Holland for their roles in IRA attacks on the continent in the 1980s were arrested as part of a major police operation, the Belfast Telegraph reports.

Having turned their back on republican politics it is alleged they instead joined forces with a suspected tobacco smuggler from County Antrim as the price of tobacco products rockets and black market products become more desirable, particularly for those on lower incomes.

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