The PSNI have arrested two individuals following an investigation into the dissident republican activity of the New IRA, under the Terrorism Act (TACT)
Both men are due to appear at Laganside Court in Belfast via video link later this morning.
One male from Lurgan, Co Armagh aged 26, has been charged with the following five offensives: membership of a proscribed organisation; directing terrorism; preparatory acts of terrorism; conspiracy to pocssess explosives with intent to endanger life and a final charge of conspiracy to possess ammunition with intent to endanger life.
The other male, aged 50 from L/Derry, has been charged with three offensives: membership of a proscribed organisation; directing terrorism; preparatory acts of terrorism.
Assistant Chief Constable Barbara Gray said: “Detectives from the PSNI’s Terrorism Investigation Unit have charged two men this evening with a wide range of offences under the Terrorism Act as part of Operation Arbacia, an ongoing investigation into the activities of the New IRA.”