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21st Feb 2022

Large number of weapons and over 6,000 cigarettes seized by Gardaí

Dave Hanratty

Weapons seized Longford

No arrests have been made.

A large number of weapons and over 6,000 illegal cigarettes have been seized following a raid carried out by Gardaí in Longford.

At approximately 3pm on Sunday (20 February), Gardaí conducted a search under warrant at a premises with the assistance of the Longford District Detective Unit, the Community Engagement Unit and the Divisional Drugs Unit.

During the course of this search, 18 large knives, 11 imitation firearms, one small hatchet, one canister of pepper spray and one baton were seized alongside a number of other items.

In addition to the weapons, 6,300 illegal cigarettes with an estimated value of €4,275 were seized.

All of the items have been sent for analysis.

No arrests have been made in relation to the seizures.

Investigations are ongoing.

Image via An Garda Síochána

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