Two arrested for possession of explosive device in Navan

Two men have been charged following the discovery of a suspected explosive device in Navan, Co. Meath shortly after midnight on 17th December, 2018.

At about 12.05am Gardaí on routine patrol stopped a van at Brews Hill, Navan, Co. 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 were 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 19th December, 2018  at 10.30a.m. charged in relation to the incident.

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Written by cusackd