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Vehicles and handgun seized after dissident republican arrests in Louth, Meath

The arrests are part of an ongoing operation by gardaí to counter dissident republican activity in the border area.

FOUR PEOPLE HAVE been arrested in Louth and Meath in connection with dissident republican activity.

Gardaí said today that as part of ongoing operations to counter dissident republican activities in the border area, an operation was undertaken on Monday in the Drogheda, Castlebellingham and Navan areas.

During the course of the operation a 49-year-old man and 43-year-old woman were arrested at Castlebellingham but the woman was later released without charge. A short time later a 30-year-old man was arrested in Navan and yesterday another man aged 38 years was also arrested in Navan.

As part of the operation a commercial premises in Navan was searched along with three residences in Drogheda, Navan and Castlebellingham. A number of vehicles were seized for the purpose of search and technical examination and a 9mm hand gun has been recovered.

Gardaí said the operation and investigation is ongoing at this time.

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