Garda operation in Longford Town will have “significant outcomes”

Longford Superintendent Jim Delaney is welcoming the results of today’s Garda operation in Longford Town, which he says has had “significant outcomes” for those involved.

The senior garda officer has revealed that all of the vehicles and property mentioned in earlier reports were seized during searches of five private residences in Longford, and involved up to 100 garda members.

He says an amount of drugs, suspected to be cocaine and with an estimated street value of €20,000, was also seized during the raids.

Superintendent Delaney says that freezing orders have also been issued in respect of 6 financial institutions, involving a number of accounts with lodgements of cash totaling €45,000 to €50,000 euro.

Speaking to Shannonside News this afternoon, the Garda Superintendent says today’s operation will have ongoing impacts:

The Longford garda officer says while national garda agencies including the Criminal Assets Bureau and the Emergency Response Unit were involved in today’s operation in the town, the groundwork to allow it take place has been ongoing locally for the past several months.


Superintendent Delaney is also thanking the local community for their help, and says tackling issues like this in the community replies on everyone working together for the good of the general population.