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Gardai find €15,000 worth of sunglasses in INLA man's home

INLA: Joseph Mad Dog Magee
INLA: Joseph Mad Dog Magee

GARDAI found €15,000 worth of sunglasses in an apartment of a feared INLA criminal this week.

Investigators raided the property of Joseph ‘Mad Dog’ Magee (48) in Clongriffin this week but he wasn’t there when it was raided, the Herald reported.

Mad Dog has been living at the apartment on Marsfield Avenue for around three years.

He was not arrested following the raid on Thursday but investigations are ongoing.

The INLA man was jailed in 2004 after pleading guilty to the murder of Sergeant Michael Newman (34) who was shot dead by the INLA outside a recruitment office in Derby in England in April 1992.

Mad Dog’s associate Declan ‘Whacker’ Duffy also pleaded guilty to involvement in the murder in July 2010.

Both men served just two years for the killing as a result of the Good Friday Agreement.

The INLA announced it was disbanding in 2009 but some former members are still suspected of involvement in extortion rackets and criminality.