Drogheda back in the News: Yet again it is Organised Crime; this Feud is Far from Over. Look at the Weapons seized below, some serious Weapons located.

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Pipe bombs, ammunition and drugs seized in Drogheda

Updated / Friday, 23 Apr 2021 09:49

The
          army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the two
          improvised explosive devices
The army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the two improvised explosive devices

North-East Correspondent

Gardaí investigating the activities of an organised criminal gang in Drogheda have seized two pipe bombs, gun powder, and a large quantity of ammunition.

Officers from the Louth Divisional Drugs Unit made the discovery during the course of a search of a house in the town yesterday morning.

Gardaí also found cocaine with worth around €1,100 along with €500 worth of suspected Alprazolam tablets.

The army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team removed the two improvised explosive devices and other material believed to be used in the manufacture of explosives for further detailed examination.

The scene was made safe at around 5am this morning but remains sealed off for a forensic examination.

Two men, one in his early 40s, another in his mid 50s, have been arrested as part of the investigation.

They are being questioned at Drogheda Garda Station.

The search was part of Operation Stratus, which was set up to in Drogheda to target those involved in the drug trade and is aimed at disrupting organised crime.


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