Garda search operation in Castlebellingham

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As part of an ongoing investigation

As part of an ongoing investigation

During a search at a derelict building gardai recovered as sawn-off shotgun along with a number of cartridges, four viable improvised explosive devices and other material used in the manufacture of explosives.

Heroin with an estimated street value of €45,000 (pending analysis) was also seized.

The scene was attended and made safe by the members of the Army EOD team.

An examination of the scene has been carried out and the devices have been removed for technical and forensic examination.

The investigation is ongoing.