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Two charged over explosives and ammunition find

Gardaí probing organised crime discovered an improvised explosive device on Monday night.

File photo of the Ballyfermot Road in Dublin
File photo of the Ballyfermot Road in Dublin
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TWO MEN WILL appear in court today after a viable explosive device was discovered during  a Garda raid in Dublin.

A large quantity of ammunition was also seized in follow-up searches on Monday evening and three men were arrested, but one aged 29 has been released without charge. Two men aged 29 and 31 will appear at the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning to face charges.

Gardaí stopped and searched two vehicles on the Ballyfermot Road at around 11.20pm on Monday as part of an investigation into organised criminal activity. An improvised explosive device was found and a Defence Forces team was called in to make the device safe. Officers then carried out a search in the Wheatfield area, discovering a substantial cache of ammunition and arresting a third man.

The remains of the explosive device were taken by a garda forensics team for examination.

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