On Tuesday, March 21st, the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit (TIU) recovered two suspected firearms and a quantity of ammunition during a planned search in the Seskinore Road area of Omagh. The search was conducted with the support of Tactical Support Group colleagues and is part of an ongoing investigation into violent dissident republican activity.
According to Detective Chief Inspector Hamlin, the weapons were discovered in a constructed hide that had been concealed in the ground. The recovered items have been taken away for further forensic examination, and the main line of inquiry is that the weapons may be linked to the New IRA.
The TIU’s priority is to protect communities and prevent harm, and this search shows their continued commitment to disrupting the activities of those who use violence. Detective Chief Inspector Hamlin emphasized that peaceful coexistence is the goal of the vast majority of people in the community, and encouraged anyone with information or concerns to contact them on 101. Information can also be provided to Crimestoppers anonymously.