04/08/2015

Firearm And Drugs Seized In Co Longford

A firearm and a quantity of drugs have been seized by garda as part of an operation targeting criminal activity in Co Longford.

A shotgun and ammunition were seized from a house in the Ballymahon area.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is being detained at Longford Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939. He can be held for up to three days.

Cannabis plants worth an estimated street value of €30,000 (pending analysis) were seized along with cultivation equipment when Gardaí searched a second house in Ballymahon.

Two males, aged in their late 20s and mid 30s, were arrested at the scene. They are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Longford Garda Station and can be held for up to 24 hours.

The investigation is ongoing.

(MH)

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