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'Substantial' quantity of high explosives found in north Belfast: One man arrested over dissident republican activity

A 47-year-old man has been arrested following the seizure of a 'substantial' quantity of high explosives in north Belfast.

The find was made amid a probe into dissident republican activity - with the explosives found during searches of a flat at Maeve House in the New Lodge area.

PSNI chief superintendent Nigel Grimshaw said the seizure was a " significant discovery".

"It beggars belief that quantities of high explosives could be stored in a block of flats in which hundreds of people are living," he said.

“I welcome the fact that colleagues from Serious Crime Branch have taken this material out of circulation. It has been removed for detailed examination but we believe it to be high explosives."

The suspect remains at Antrim police station for questioning.

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