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Firearms Incident and Arrests Co Wexford 9/1/2020

On the 9th January, 2020 at approximately 10am Gardaí received a report of an incident at a premises in Clonroche, Co Wexford.  Four men entered a premises (commercial garage) carrying what witnesses described as a handgun and threatened staff members. It’s understood the males left the scene in a silver Hyundai car.  No shots were fired and no one was injured during the incident.

During a follow up operation Roads Policing Units observed the car travelling towards Dublin on the M9 motorway. This car was intercepted a short time later by members of the Emergency Response Unit (ERU) on the M7 at the ‘Perpetual motion’ landmark near Naas and its four occupants were arrested. The car has been seized for technical examination.

The four men arrested (one aged in his 30s, two in their 40s and one 50s) are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 across Garda Stations in Co Wexford.

Investigations are ongoing and further updates will follow.