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Firearms and suspected cocaine seized after being found at wasteland in Co Laois

A search was carried out in the area at 1pm today as part of an intelligence led operation.

An image of the seized firearm
An image of the seized firearm
Image: An Garda Síochána

GARDAÍ HAVE RECOVERED a firearm and a quantity of drugs which were discovered buried in a wasteland on the Canal Road in Portarlington, Co Laois today. 

A search was carried out in the area at 1pm as part of an intelligence led operation. 

The firearm, a magazine and ammunition were discovered wrapped in plastic and buried on the site. 

A glass jar containing a quantity of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of €6,000 was also recovered from the site. 

The firearm was confirmed safe by gardaí and brought to Portarlington Garda Station. 

Investigations are ongoing.

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