Gun not seized in Portlaoise operation report gardaí

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Portlaoise gardaí gun

Lyster Square Portlaoise.

Laois Offaly Gardaí have confirmed that no gun was seized in an operation in Lyster Square, Portlaoise.

Confirming that a firearm was not recovered, a Garda spokesperson told the Leinster Express that it was unaware of the source of the alleged seizure.

A small amount of drugs were seized and one man was charged during the operation in town centre last week. Gardaí confirmed that four men were detained on Thursday, April 5 during an operation carried out by Laois-based gardaí.

Four men who were the occupants of a BMW were detained during the operation and taken the Portlaoise Garda Station for questioning. The men and car were searched.

A small quantity of cannabis was discovered and one of the men, who are understood to be of African origin, is due to face court proceedings.

A substantial garda presence was involved but Laois Offaly gardaí say this was largely a precautionary measure. The men were brought separately to the garda station, also as a precaution.