John Gilligan ‘literally crapped his pants’ after gun discovery
October 26, 2020
DRUGS baron John Gilligan “literally crapped his pants” when he saw detectives dig up a gun during a raid at his Spanish bolthole.
The Irish Daily Star today ran a story by reporter Gerard Couzens which said the notorious pint-sized gangster had to rush to the bathroom with a police escort after losing control of his bowels following the dramatic find.
Couzens said that well-placed sources told him the 68-year-old ended up with his trousers around his ankles after they discovered the rare Colt Python .357 Magnum – a similar type of weapon used by his gang to assassinate crime reporter Veronica Guerin – hidden under gravel in the garden of his Costa Blanca villa.
One insider said:
“When the gun appeared he had to go to the toilet. He needed to go to the toilet.”
“You can understand someone shitting themselves figuratively-speaking when police find a gun in your back garden but this was literally.The gun discovered in the raid has been linked to the murder of Veronica Guerin. John Gilligan was arrested during the incident.
“Gilligan going to the toilet was an urgent necessity. It wasn’t a good day for him but it was a good sign for the police that this weapon could be hiding a lot of secrets and give detectives a great deal of interesting information when they’ve found out everything they need to know about it.
“Gilligan was present throughout the whole search, from the moment officers went over his garden with a metal detector to the moment it began to bleep and was then pulled out of the ground.”
The new revelation will add to the intrigue surrounding the speculation the Colt Python found wrapped in plastic at Gilligan’s four-bed home near the Costa Blanca town of Torrevieja.
Guerin was brutally murdered 24 years ago in Dublin.
- The full Gerard Couzens report on this great crime story is in today’s Irish Daily Star.