Operation Abonar - Inside story of Britain's biggest gunrunning scandal government officials didn't want told
Publisher: Clink Street Publishing
The compelling story of Britain's biggest gunrunning investigation, known as 'Operation Abonar', is based on real events that have remained mostly unreported for twenty-five years. It is told from a personal perspective by the former Detective Inspector who led the enquiry as his first major Scotland Yard investigation. Only weeks before he had joined the shadowy 'Directorate of Intelligence, SO11 Branch'. The context is 1997, a time of escalating gangland violence in Glasgow, Manchester, Dublin and London. Rivals are fighting over drugs and turf, seeking to settle feuds with fully automatic machine guns needing thousands of rounds ofammunition. Some are also wanting silencers to surprise their enemies in drive-by shootings. Others have got hold of even heavier weaponry not previously seen in the UK.