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Gardaí seize rifle from a teenager in Co Clare

An imitation handgun was also seized during a search operation.

Image: Twitter/Garda Info

GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED a rifle from a male aged in his late teens in Co Clare today.

While carrying out a Covid-19 patrol in the Kilmihil area in Co Clare today, Gardaí observed a male in possession of a rifle.

Upon further inquiries, it transpired that the teenager did not hold a firearm license.

During a follow-up operation, Gardaí searched a premises under warrant in the Kilmihil area.

The air rifle with a scope and a 9mm imitation handgun were seized during the search operation, as well as a small quantity of cannabis herb, pending analysis.

Some electronic devices were also seized.

No arrests have been made, and Garda investigations are ongoing.

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