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Firearms Seizure, Kilmihil, Co. Clare 11th April 2020

While carrying out a Covid-19 patrol in the Kilmihil area, Co. Clare today, Saturday, 11th April 2020, Gardaí observed a male in possession of a rifle. Upon further inquiries, it transpired the male, aged in his late teens, did not hold a firearm license.

During a follow-up operation, Gardaí searched a premises under warrant in the Kilmihil area. An air rifle with scope and an imitation 9mm handgun were seized during the search operation, as well as a small quantity of cannabis herb (pending analysis) and some electronic devices.

No arrests have been made at this time. Investigations ongoing.