Woman detained in Drogheda with prescription drugs

Two people have been arrested and a firearm recovered in an operation targeting dissident republican activity in the Drogheda area of Co. Louth.

A woman in her 30s was arrested after being found with a large amount of prescription drugs when a car was stopped and searched in the Crushrod Avenue area yesterday afternoon.

In a follow up search, a machine gun and ammunition were discovered in a car at a property at Boyle O'Reilly Terrace.

A man in his late 40s was later arrested in Dundalk.