21 April 2006

Man arrested after Uzi seized

BN.ie

20/04/2006 - 20:36:11

An Uzi sub-machine gun was seized in Belfast when police stopped a taxi after a tip-off, it was revealed tonight.

The weapon was discovered after police received a report from a member of the public about the vehicle’s passenger who had left a city centre bar at about 11.30pm yesterday.

A short time later the taxi was stopped by police in the Newtownards Road area of east Belfast and the Uzi was recovered, said a Police Service spokeswoman.

One man was arrested and remains in custody.

During a follow up search at an address in the loyalist Tullycarnet area of east Belfast a quantity of ammunition was discovered.

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