Arrests made in Cavan after Blackmail plot

7 men have been arrested in an operation targeting a potential blackmail/extortion plot in Co. Cavan yesterday.

Gardai stopped and searched 4 cars where they found a number of balaclavas and concealed firearms and ammunition.

Phones and other items were also seized.

The men range in age from their 20s to their 40s and are being detained at Ballyconnell and Cavan garda stations.