Pipe bombs, gun powder and firearms ammunition seized by Gardaí in house in Drogheda 3 months ago

Pipe bombs, gun powder and firearms ammunition seized by Gardaí in house in Drogheda

A number of houses in the area needed to be evacuated.

Gardaí seized two pipe bombs, gun powder and a large quantity of firearms ammunition after the search of a property in Drogheda on Thursday.

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At 11pm, Gardaí with the Louth Divisional Drugs Unit carried out a search of a house in Drogheda town, during which they also confiscated over €1,000 worth of suspected cocaine and €500 worth of suspected Alprazolam tablets.

Following the discovery of the pipe bombs, the scene was cordoned off and a number of houses in the area were evacuated.

The army EOD team was called in and they safely removed two improvised explosive devices (IEDs), as well as other material believed to be used in the manufacture of explosives, for further detailed examination.

The scene was made safe at 5am but remained preserved on Friday morning for a full forensic examination.

During the operation, two men - one in his early 40s and another in his mid 50s - were arrested in connection with the seizure.

The pair are currently detained at Drogheda Garda Station.