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Gardai seize cannabis plants, growing equipment and a shotgun in raid

Gardai seize cannabis plants, growing equipment and a shotgun in raid

Three men have been arrested following a planned raid on a home in the Ballymahon area of Longford.

A shotgun and a quantity of ammunition was recovered when Gardaí searched the property.

A male aged in his early 30s was arrested at the scene and is detained at Longford Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939.

He can be held for up to three days.

Cannabis plants with an estimated street value of €30,000 was seized along with cultivation equipment when officers searched a second house in Ballymahon.

Two males (aged in their late 20s and mid 30s) were arrested at the scene.

They are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Longford Garda Station and can be held for up to 24 hours.