Weapons smuggling

Thu, Jan 17, 2013, 00:00

A man held liable for the Omagh bombing should not be extradited to Lithuania to face weapons smuggling charges, a judge in Belfast ruled yesterday.

Mr Justice Burgess refused to order Liam Campbell’s transfer because he was likely to be held in inhuman and degrading conditions.

Campbell (49), Upper Faughart, Dundalk, is wanted in the Baltic state over allegations he was part of an operation to acquire guns, ammunition and explosives from there and ship them into Ireland for dissident republicans.

Campbell remains in custody pending a bail application which could take place this week.