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Two remain in custody as further €20,000 seized from house in Limerick

The Army bomb squad was dispatched to the scene.

Image: Sam Boal

TWO PEOPLE REMAIN in custody after another €20,000 was found in a house in Limerick as part of a follow-up to searches that yielded a suspected pipe bomb, a firearm and cash. 

The initial discoveries were made before 8.30pm last night, when gardaí carried out two searches at properties in the Castleconnell area, following the discovery of €27,000 in cash in a car in the area.

A man in his 40s was arrested and brought to Henry Street Garda station.

Gardaí then seized the suspected firearm and pipe bomb from a first house, where a woman in her 40s was arrested.

She is also being detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act, 1939.

The army bomb squad attended the scene and the suspected pipe bomb was taken for further examination.

At a second house, gardaí seized €1,000 of suspected cannabis herb. No arrests were made following that seizure.

This evening, gardaí confirmed that they have seized a further €20,000 in cash from one of the houses. 

The house was preserved overnight to allow a further search take place today, which resulted in the additional cash being seized.

A spokesman added that both of those arrested remain in garda custody.

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