A man was arrested in Dundalk yesterday evening after becoming violently aggressive towards Gardaí in the Barrack Street area of the town.
Gardaí seized a firearm from the 33-year-old after responding to a call of a disturbance in public order around 7pm.
The man was found to be in possession of a firearm that was in a bag he was carrying. Six ‘locking’ knifes were also seized following his arrest.
The man is currently detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939-98 at Dundalk Garda Station.
Three men have been arrested in the Carrickcarnon area as part of ongoing investigations into Dissident Republicans.
The men, aged in their early 20s to mid 50s, are currently being held in Dundalk Garda Station following their arrests last night.
The latest arrests comes after a 43-year-old man was arrested in Kilcurry earlier this week, shortly after two teenagers from Dundalk – a 19-year-old male and an 18-year-old female – were arrested in Forkhill after a bomb making factory was discovered during the search of a premises.
Two people were arrested in Castlebellingham on Monday
Two people – a man and a woman – were arrested in Castlebellingham on Monday as part of a Garda operation to counter dissident republican activities in the North East.
Similar raids were also carried out in both Drogheda and Navan.
The man, aged 49, and woman, aged 43, were arrested at Castlebellingham on Monday and detained in Drogheda Garda Station.
Two further arrests were also made in Navan, while a number of residences were also searched, including one in Castlebellingham.
A number of vehicles were also seized during the operations, with a 9mm hand gun amongst the items recovered.
The operation and investigation is ongoing at present although the 43-year-old woman has since been released without charge. The 49-year-old man is still being held under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.