firearms seized

  • Gardaí investigating the production of a firearm in Swinford on Wednesday have today arrested a man.

    Gardaí from the Claremorris Community Engagement area, the Mayo Crime Unit, and the armed support unit carried out a search of a property in Swinford town at approximately 11am this morning.

    During the course of the search Gardaí seized firearms and offensive weapons (subject to examination).  

    A man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Ballina Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

    Investigations are ongoing.

  • Three guns were recovered after a car was stopped by Gardai in Castlerea last night.

    As a result of an operation into illegal crime gang activities, Gardai attached to the Roscommon / Longford division stopped a car on Main Street in the town at about 8.30pm, and found three fully loaded pistols.

    The firearms were seized and will be forwarded to the forensic laboratory for analysis.

    A man in his early 30's was arrested at the scene, and is being detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, for unlawful possession of firearms.

    Gardai conducted follow-up searches at a location in Castlerea town last night, during which a small quantity of heroin was seized.