Three arrested as weapons seized in Co Longford

Machine gun and a pistol discovered in house after car stopped by gardaí at Drumlish

 

Three men have been arrested following the seizure of a machine gun, a pistol and ammunition in Co Longford.

A car being driven by one of the suspects was stopped by members of the Special Detective Unit at Drumlish on Wednesday.

The vehicle was searched and a quantity of ammunition was discovered. The driver, who is in his early 40s, was arrested.

The guns were found in a follow-up search of a house in the Drumlish area where two men, aged in their 60s and 30, were arrested.

The three were taken to Longford Garda station where they were detained and questioned under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.