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13 Aug 2022

Gun not seized in Portlaoise operation report gardaí

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. 

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