It’s believed that over 200 gardaí in total were involved in today’s operation targeting an organised crime group in Longford.
Gardaí claim that the individuals are involved in feuding in the county, and associated with the sale and supply of controlled drugs, intimidation and extortion.
Multiple law enforcement units from within the gardai, supported by officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau, seized 110,000 euro and 14,000 sterling in cash during the course of 16 searches.
Bank accounts with over 80,000 euro were also frozen and three caravans were seized along with 11 jeeps and vans including a Mercedes and Ford Ranger.
Chair of the Longford Joint Policing Committee Seamus Butler believes this it is a very positive day for Longford:
The Chief Superintendent of the Longford Roscommon Garda division has praised the work of the local gardai which brought about this morning’s operation in Longford.
Senior officer Tony Healy is also thanking members of the public who he says have been very supportive of the garda efforts: