A SUSPECTED plot to kill Prince Charles was foiled by Gardaí in Ireland yesterday, according to reports.
Two people were arrested in Co. Leitrim for the possession of the “components of an explosive device”, as well as firearms, and four others were reportedly arrested during Garda raids across the country.
The Leitrim arrests occurred in the Glenfarne area – which is less than an hour from the Sligo town of Mullaghmore, where the Prince of Wales and his wife Camilla will visit next week.
The British royal couple will spend the four-day visit in the west of Ireland – which begins next Tuesday, May 19.
The Irish Mirror claim a source told them that the suspects, along with several others, had been monitored over the past few months in an effort to curb terrorist activity.
The paper also reports that those arrested have close connections with the Continuity IRA.
A Garda spokesman confirmed to The Irish Post:
“Gardaí recovered firearms and component parts of an explosive device, pending analysis, at 11.45am in the Glenfarne area on the N16.”
“Two males in their 20s were arrested at the scene and are currently detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Manorhamilton Garda Station.”