Longford town has a gangland problem and is a hub for heroin, according to Ireland’s top crime journalist, Paul Williams. The Ballinamore native claimed this week that members of the settled Travelling community in Longford and members of the Real IRA were responsible for turning Longford into a “transit point” for drugs.
“Longford has been identified in my business as a transit point for drugs. If you don’t believe me, then all you have to do is ask the people who are working with the drug users,” said Mr Williams in speaking to the Longford Leader.
To read the full version of this story, see this week’s Longford Leader.