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No deal Convicted drug dealer on dissident hit list won't flee Belfast despite 'execution' threat

"If you do not cease your death dealing then you will be executed without warning. Make this a warning to all."

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James Valliday speaks to the Sunday World in Belfast. Pic Pacemaker

James Valliday speaks to the Sunday World in Belfast. Pic Pacemaker

James Valliday speaks to the Sunday World in Belfast. Pic Pacemaker

A member of one of Northern Ireland's most controversial families has denied knowledge that his life is under threat.

James Valliday Jnr told Sunday World he was unaware both he and his extended family were in the sights of both Oglaigh na Eireann and Action Against Drugs.

The convicted drug dealer from the Falls Road area of Belfast said he wouldn't be fleeing from the dissident crime gangs who have distributed a leaflet several times in the past few weeks on social media listing names of alleged drug dealers residing in the city.

"I know nothing about this," James Valliday Jnr told Sunday World.

"There are a couple of Jameses you know," he said.

When it was pointed out that he had been convicted for dealing drugs, he said: "No comment."

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When asked if he would be following the gangs' orders to leave the country or face execution, he shook his head and said: "No, bye!" before slamming his front door shut.

The Sunday World understands the list has been circulated by the two crime mobs in recent weeks and it names another well-known family and 14 other individuals.

The online leaflet reads: "This is to all drug/death dealers in the Belfast and surrounding areas. We have your addresses. Stop pushing your drugs onto the streets to ruin our kids' lives. This is your final warning to anyone not named yet.

"If you do not cease your death dealing then you will be executed without warning. Make this a warning to all.

"The following names have 24 hours to leave their areas or you will be executed. You have been warned!"

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The leaflet also stated that more names are to follow.

This newspaper is aware of the identities of all on the list but we are unable to print them for legal reasons.

Dissident sources say Valliday and some of his associates are in their sights and would be foolish to ignore the warning given.

They also stated that those named should also heed their warning.

"Drugs are getting out of control and we will stop it. You walk down the street at lunchtime and there are young ones stumbling about off their heads, That is every day not just a one-off and the users are getting younger," the dissident source said.

"Action Against Drugs have investigated the main culprits, Oglaigh na hEireann are on board with this too. Between the both of us we will purge them from our community. If that takes us to assassinate those who ignore our orders then that is what we will do.

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James Valliday speaks to the Sunday World in Belfast. Pic Pacemaker

James Valliday speaks to the Sunday World in Belfast. Pic Pacemaker

James Valliday speaks to the Sunday World in Belfast. Pic Pacemaker

"Heroin is on our streets now and that is a game changer too, it's not the blow or the party drugs that are our biggest concern, though anyone dealing will be exposed and if they don't stop they will be executed.

"The naming and shaming is just the first step, they would be stupid not to do as they are told and continue pushing their s**t in the faces of our children and community.

"We won't hesitate in making an example of these dealers, sooner, rather than later, they will pay for what they are doing. Everyone on the list and that includes young Valliday," the source explained.

Ominously he warned they will have no hesitation in carrying out their threat.

"We can't take them all out, but one would send a warning."

At the time of his conviction at Belfast Crown Court in 2019 for supplying and possessing cocaine, a judge told James Valliday (33) "not to bring any more shame to his mother's home'' after he was caught dealing in cocaine.

A third charge of possessing the drugs with intent to supply was left on the books.

It was revealed at the time that police raided Valliday's home and found a shoebox containing the cocaine and another bag containing the legal substance Benzocaine which is used as a cutting agent to make the cocaine go further.

The search also uncovered up to £4,000 in cash in a top of a dresser in a bedroom.

An examination of his mobile phone revealed text messages were found which showed Valliday was supplying cocaine to "a circle of friends and colleagues."

At police interview, Valliday said the drugs were for his "own personal use" and denied offering to sell the cocaine to others.

Asked about the cash, the defendant said he had a gambling habit and been on a "winning streak at the bookmakers''. He later produced bank records to prove his winnings.

Valliday was ordered to carry out 80 hours' community service along with 18 months on probation to participate in courses to deal with his drug and gambling addictions.

He was also ordered that £1,500 of the seized cash to be returned to Valliday and the remainder will be donated to Addictions NI.

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