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Firearm and Drugs Seized, Portarlington, Co. Laois 8th July 2020

Gardaí have recovered a firearm and a quantity of drugs, which were discovered buried in a wasteland on the Canal Road in Portarlington, Co. Laois today, Wednesday 8th July 2020.

A search was conducted in the area this afternoon at 1pm as part of an intelligence led operation. The firearm, a magazine and ammunition were discovered wrapped in plastic and buried on the site.

A glass jar containing a quantity of suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of €6,000 was also recovered from the site.

The firearm was confirmed safe by Gardaí and brought to Portarlington Garda Station. Investigations are continuing.