Drugs Link To Bomb Parts Alert

Heroin was recovered this morning in a Dublin incident that also resulted in a bomb alert.

A man was arrested after the drugs were discovered at a house in Dublin's north inner city.

Components to make four pipebombs and the heroin - valued at €75,000 - were seized during the raid on the house on Paul Street near Smithfield.

A bomb disposal team was called out to examine the suspect objects.

The police later said that a 20-year-old man was being held over suspected drug trafficking offences.

He was taken to Store Street Garda Station where he can be held for seven days.

The area was sealed off after the raid at 7am and only given the all clear by the bomb disposal team three hours later.

In the North, a bomb alert near a large army base in Co Down is now over, although disruption has been caused to flights.

Passengers heading to George Best Belfast City Airport are being advised to check in as normal as delayed flights are being cleared.

The security alert at was at the Ordnance Depot at Kinnegar army base, which is under the immediate flight path of most flights.

The PSNI said on Friday that an item was examined but it is not now thought to be suspicious.

There was disruption to flights for a time but the airport says no more delays are expected.

It is understood flights from Birmingham and Blackpool were diverted to the International airport.


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