Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 September 2014

Two charged in rocket launch probe

Gardai seized the lethal weapons that were believed to be en route to Northern Ireland on Thursday night

Two men arrested as part of an operation against suspected dissident republicans have been charged.

The men were detained after armed gardai intercepted a haul of rocket launchers and explosives in Co Tipperary on Thursday night.

Three men in total, all in their 30s, were arrested at the scene of the operation on the N24 near Cahir.

The two charged men are to appear in the Special Criminal Court in Dublin.

The third man was released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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