Last March donegaldaily.com reported that Republican Action Against Drugs (RAAD) believed dealers are using the ‘safety’ of Donegal to peddle narcotics.
And we had been told they are stalking a number of dealers in Inishowen, a number of areas of east Donegal and Letterkenny.
The group was set up in Derry in late 2008 and consists of former republican paramilitaries who don’t believe police are doing enough to tackle drugs dealers.
It actually supports the peace process.
A security source in the North told us at the time: “We have information which we believe to be correct that a number of dealers who are based in County Donegal and who are dealing both in that county and here in Derry are being targeted by RAAD.
“The group has carried out a number of attacks in Donegal and we believe there will be more.”
In June 2009 the gang exploded a bomb under a car in Manorcunningham and in March 2010 it put a bomb inside a so-called ‘Head Shop’ in Letterkenny. The store never re-opened.
And in March last year it claimed responsibility for an attempted ‘execution’ in Muff. A motorcyle used in the incident was later found burned out at Carnamoyle.
Our source said at the time: “These people have no qualms about carrying out attacks wherever and whenever suits them.
“Obviously the PSNI and Gardai are working closely to monitor this threat.”