Tuesday 23 January 2018

Three arrested following anti-terrorist operation by gardai

Three arrested following anti-terrorist operation by gardai
Three arrested following anti-terrorist operation by gardai

Two men and a woman are in custody today after a joint anti-terrorist operation by Gardai and the PSNI along the border.

The arrests follow a lengthy investigation into the manufacture of home made explosives. 

The three were detained around midnight and are suspected of being members of the New IRA Alliance.

A man and a woman,  both in their late teens are from south Armagh.

They were detained by the PSNI on the border. In a follow up search, gardai arrested a man in his 40s and he is understood to be from Dundalk.

Officers also uncovered a lock-up premises where it is believed the home made explosives were being mixed.

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