Two men arrested following discovery of explosive device in Meath
The device was found in a van during a routine stop.
Two men have been charged following the discovery of a suspected explosive device in Navan in Meath shortly after midnight on Monday 17 December.
At about 12.05am Gardaí on routine patrol stopped a van at Brewshill, Navan, in County Meath.
Following a search of the van they discovered a suspected explosive device.
The two occupants of the van, a man in his 50s and a man in his late 20s, were arrested and detained at Navan Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.
An Army EOD team was called and a controlled explosion was carried out on the device which they described as viable.
The two men are due to appear at Meath District Court this morning (Wednesday 19 December) at 10.30a.m. charged in relation to the incident.