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Three arrested after explosives found in cars in Meath

The men were arrested for membership of an unlawful organisation and possession of explosives.

Image: Leon Farrell via Photocall Ireland

THREE MEN HAVE been arrested after explosives were found in two cars in Co Meath.

The army bomb squad was called and a cordon was put in place after the explosives were discovered in cars stopped on the N52 earlier today.

Two men (aged 42 and 49) were arrested for membership of an unlawful organisation and possession of explosive substances.

They’re being held at Drogheda Garda station.

In a follow up search of a house in Mullingar, a 48-year-old man was arrested and taken to Tullamore Garda station.

The items seized are currently being examined by the Garda Technical Bureau.

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Gardaí say the searches were part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of dissident republicans in the border and Midlands regions.

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