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Woman (18) and man (24) arrested by Gardai after two guns and drugs found

Crime DeskBy Shuki Byrne
Gardai said two guns were discovered during the planned raid in Athlone
Gardai said two guns were discovered during the planned raid in Athlone

A man in his 20s and an 18-year-old girl have been arrested by Gardai investigating the discovery of two firearms and drugs found a house during a planned raid.

Gardai this morning conducted an operation to combat the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Athlone area.

The operation involved the search of two houses in Goldsmith View, Athlone town, a Garda spokesperson said. 

During the course of the searches, Gardai recovered a quantity of cannabis herb and cannabis resin with a street value of up to €10,000, pending analysis, along with additional drug paraphernalia. 

Two firearms - pending technical examination - were also recovered in this search.
 
A 24-year-old male and an 18-year-old female were subsequently arrested following the planned raid. 
 
Both are currently detained at Athlone Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act 1939 as amended and can be detained for an initial period up to 24 hours.