Two Arrested And Firearm Seized In Drogheda Area

Two people have been arrested and a firearm has been seized following a Gardai operation targeting dissident republican activity in the Drogheda area.

On 11 July, Garda stopped and searched a car at around 3pm in the Crushrod Avenue area.

The driver of the car, a woman in her 30's, was found to be in possession of a large amount of prescription tablets. She was arrested and is currently detained in Drogheda Garda Station under section 30 of the Offences against the state act 1939.

A follow-up search was carried out at a property in Boyle O’Reilly Terrace. During this search, a machine pistol and ammunition were discovered in a parked car at the property. A man in his late 40s was arrested in Dundalk at approximately 9pm in connection to this discovery. He is also currently detained in Drogheda Garda Station under section 30 of the Offences against the state act 1939.

Investigations are continuing.


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