Gardaí seize helicopter being driven through Limerick village

Aircraft was being ferried on the back of a transporter truck in Caherconlish

Gardaí seized a helicopter as it was being transported through a village, in Co Limerick earlier this week.

Photographs of the red and white two-seater helicopter sitting on a recovery truck, outside Henry Street Garda station in Limerick City, were later shared on social media.

The helicopter was being ferried on the back of a transporter truck as it travelled through Caherconlish about 15km from Limerick City on Tuesday.

Gardaí stopped the truck driver on High Street and seized the helicopter, transporter truck, as well as a motorcycle, a 4x4 vehicle, and a trailer.

The driver was taken to a Garda station in Limerick City to be searched and was later released. A Garda spokesman said the man had not been arrested.

The helicopter and other vehicles that were seized were also released to the owner.

When asked about the seizure of the helicopter, a Garda spokesman replied: “Gardaí stopped a male in his 40s, who was driving a transporter truck in Caherconlish, Co7. Limerick on the 25th January 2022. The man was brought to Mayorstone Garda Station to be searched under Section 23 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 1977 and the vehicle was seized.

“The man and the vehicles were released following a search.”

The spokesman said that no other information was available.