Two Longford residents remain in custody following guns seizure in Clara

Two men, who are believed to have been living in Ballymahon in Longford, remain in Garda custody in connection with a seizure of guns and ammunition in Offaly this week.

A total of four men, all believed to be from Brazil, are in custody in Garda stations after being intercepted by armed officers in Clara on Wednesday night.

It is believed the men may have been on their way to a house to carry out a shooting which is linked to an ongoing Traveller feud in Offaly.

Stephen Breen, crime editor with the Irish Sun told the Joe Finnegan Show the incident is thought to be linked to a small drug debt.