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500 kilos of fertiliser, explosives and detonators seized at farmhouse

A 43-year-old man was arrested at the scene,

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A MAN IN his 40s has been arrested after the PSNI seized around 500 kilos of fertiliser and other bomb making materials at a farmhouse in Fermanagh.

Detectives from PSNI Serious Crime Branch searched a farmhouse in the Kinawley area, recovering a number of items.

These include -

  • Approx 500kg of fertilizer and a number of packs of home made explosives
  • Timer units, detonators and fuses
  • Six pipe bombs and component parts for other devices
  • A suspected firearm and approximately 100 rounds of ammunition
  • Forensic suits and gloves

Detective Superintendent Kevin Geddes said that the haul, which was carried out over four days, has made Northern Ireland a safer place.

“Firstly I would like to thank the members of the public in the Kinawley area for their patience whilst my officers carried out a professional, policing operation over a number of days which has recovered a quantity of munitions.

The items we have recovered have the potential to cause injury, damage and death, and Northern Ireland is a safer place with these items beyond the reach of the dangerous individuals who would seek to use them.

“A 43 year old man arrested in Kinawley on Wednesday remains in custody helping us with our enquiries.”

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