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Gang links to mystery Twitter feed spark fears of intelligence breach

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Noel ‘Kingsize’ Duggan
Noel ‘Kingsize’ Duggan

Gardai are trying to establish if a security leak may be linked to the murder of feud victim Noel ‘Kingsize’ Duggan, who was brutally assassinated this week.

The country’s top cigarette smuggler – who had links to the very top of the leadership of IRA groups – had not been formally notified by gardai to say his life was under threat but had been quizzed by officers investigating the feud due to his links to Gerry ‘the Monk’ Hutch.

The scene where Duggan lost his life

Duggan was not a Provo himself, but his involvement in the illegal cigarette trade gave him access to a number of individuals who gardai believe may have supplied the weapons and hitmen used in the Regency Hotel hit and the guns seized in Ratoath the day after his death.

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