Northern Ireland – Northern Ireland 14-year-old boy faced the criminal court, after he tried buy a sub-machine gun on the internet.
The Ireland police said in court that they were monitoring the attempted purchase of a sub-machine gun through the “dark web,” when they discovered the purchaser to be a 14-year-old boy.
The accused turned up for a meeting to purchase the weapon with £100 to by 100 rounds of ammunition and the PPSH 44 sub-machine gun. The officer said the boy used his break time from school to make this purchase, and that “he wanted to intimidate a third party.”
The police opposed his bail saying that the boys claimed that he was asked to “pick up the package.” The officer said the boy told her that a Jamaican man he had met on Facebook about a year ago, and had met around 15 times, asked him to pick up a “deactivated” gun.
The officer said that she believed he was a danger because it was “unbelievable” that he had a Jamaican friend from Northern Ireland, who he met on Facebook.
The 14-year-old was offered bail with strict conditions.