Ireland: Garda swoop uncovers makeshift ‘bomb-making’ factory in Drogheda


Gardaí investigating feuding gangs in Drogheda have uncovered a makeshift bomb-making factory in a house in the town.

Two pipe bombs, gun powder and a large quantity of firearms ammunition were seized in a house in the Rosevale Estate late on Thursday night along with a quantity of cocaine and tablets.

Military bomb experts made safe the devices in the early hours of Friday.

The seizure was part of Operation Stratus, established in July 2018 to combat feuding gangs in the town.

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Source: Irish Examiner