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Weapons and illegal cigarettes found in Longford garda search

The weapons included knives, a tomahawk style hatchet, pepper spray and a baton.

GARDAÍ IN LONGFORD have seized a large number of weapons and a quantity of illegal cigarettes in a search. 

The find was made on Saturday afternoon at 3pm when Longford Gardaí assisted by the Longford District Detective Unit, the Community Engagement Unit and the Divisional Drugs Unit, executed a search warrant at a premises in Longford town.

“During the course of this search, 18 large knives, 11 imitation firearms, one small hatchet, one canister of pepper spray and one baton were seized along with a number of other items.

“In addition to this, 6,300 illegal cigarettes with an estimated value of €4,725 were also seized. All of the seized items have been sent for analysis.

“No arrests have been made at this time. Investigations are ongoing,” a spokesperson said.