13/05/2010

Bomb Squad Check Kildare Rocket

A rifle and a rocket launcher have been uncovered in a follow-up operation today that has since sparked a security alert.

On Wednesday, gardaí from the Organised Crime Unit stopped a vehicle on the Naas Road.

A kilo of cocaine was recovered with an estimated street value of €70,000 and two men were arrested.

Two more men were arrested in a follow up search operation in the Rathcoole area. All four are currently detained in Clondalkin Garda Station.

As part of the follow up operation, officers from the Organised Crime Unit, assisted by units from Kildare, searched a warehouse in the Clane area of Kildare.

A further nine kilos of cocaine with a street value of €630,000 was seized together with an assault rifle and two rocket launchers with the army bomb disposal team at the scene, which remains sealed off, to make these items safe.

See: Four Men Charged Under New Laws To Tackle Organised Crime

(BMcC/GK)

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