Two arrested over border ‘bomb factory’

May 25, 2010

Two men have been arrested near the border by police investigating a suspected dissident bomb-making factory. 

Armed officers raided outbuildings in Old Newry Road, Dundalk around 7.00pm on Saturday.

The men, who are in their 30s and 50s, were found near a trailer containing two 6ft modified gas cylinders.  Gardaí believe the seized items were to be used for a bombing operation.

The men were taken to Drogheda Garda Station for questioning.  Yesterday (Sunday) evening the area remained sealed-off as Garda forensic experts continued to examine the scene.