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Police seize quad bikes, firearms and stolen vehicles in Northern Ireland

The Newry and Mourne Area Commander Chief Inspector said the seizure should send a message that there is no hiding place in the area for criminals.

Mountain Road, Cloughoge.
Mountain Road, Cloughoge.
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DETECTIVES IN NEWRY and Mourne, supported by local officers in south Armagh, have recovered a number of vehicles and suspected firearms during a planned search of premises on Mountain Road, Cloughoge.

Officers recovered two vehicles, believed to be stolen, and two suspected firearms. Two quad bikes have also been seized.

Today police said enquiries are ongoing and Newry and Mourne Area Commander, Chief Inspector Davy Beck, said the “hard work and commitment of local officers has resulted in dangerous weapons being taken out of circulation, making Newry and Mourne a safer place to be”.

“This search and the seizure of vehicles should send a clear message that there is no hiding place for criminals in Newry and Mourne,” he said.

“I would like to thank the local community for their support and patience during this operation. This again demonstrates how much more successful we are in tackling crime when we work together.”

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