A DISSIDENT republican gang who shot dead Danny McKay are behind a latest death threat graffiti campaign against drug dealers.
Detectives have launched an investigation after the graffiti appeared in north Belfast.
On Monday night around 9 pm armed and masked men wearing white forensic suits daubed graffiti on the wall of a residential property at Carlisle Parade in the New Lodge area.
Calling themselves ‘ACTION AGAINST DRUGS’, the graffiti warned: ‘DRUG DEALERS WILL BE SHOT’.
Police have asked anyone who witnessed this incident or who has any information to contact Detectives at Tennent Street on the non-emergency number 101.
Or, if someone would prefer to provide information without giving their details, they can contact the independent charity Crimestoppers and speak to them anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Dissident republican sources said those behind the graffiti threat were also the same gang who shot dead drug Danny McKay in October 2012 at his Longlands home in Newtownabbey.
McKay had been warned days earlier by Oglaigh na hEireann (ONH) to leave the country or be shot.
A source told Belfast Daily at the time of his murder: “The gunmen were laughing as they left Danny’s house.
“One turned to the other and said: ‘That’s one less drug dealer to worry about’. They were boasting about what they had done. It was sickening.”