18/12/2008

Three Held After Meath Explosives Find

It has been revealed that a quantity of explosives and detonators were discovered in a car stopped in Co Meath.

The seizure followed an operation carried out by gardaí last night,

Both uniform and detective police officers from Navan and Kells were responsible for stopping a car near Kells.

They said today that three males were arrested on the outskirts of the town at approximately 11.30pm last night, (Wednesday).

This followed a search of the car that uncovered a stash of bomb-making equipment.

The three men were arrested under the provisions of Section 30 Offences Against the State Act and are now detained at Navan and Kells Garda Stations, which means they can be held for up to 72 hours.

It is understood they are aged 18, 24 and 32.

Meanwhile, the overall operation is still ongoing this morning.

(BMcC)

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