New leads in murder hunt

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Police investigating the murder of Dublin crime journalist Veronica Guerin have seized more than 100 guns and broken up three criminal gangs since her shooting last June.

Detectives last night said they had narrowed the list of suspects for Ms Guerin's death down to a small number of criminals.

The killing is not thought to have been carried out by contact killers, as first by believed, but by gunmen acting on the orders of a known crime boss, who feared that the journalist was on the point of exposing major drugs-trafficking activities.