Claims children are being lured into criminality by Longford drug gangs

Liam Cosgrove


Liam Cosgrove


A Joint Policing Committee meeting has heard of allegations that crime gangs are using children to undertake drug deals on their behalf.

Children are being used by organised crime gangs to carry out drug deals in certain pockets of Longford town, it has been claimed.

A meeting of Longford County Council’s Joint Policing Committee (JPC) heard how drug barons are enlisting the services of teenagers in order to pass on drugs to users in one of the busiest residential areas in town.

The claim was made by Cllr Seamus Butler after it emerged both Longford County Council and Gardai had set their sights on adopting a new anti-crime joint action plan.

For more on this story, see this week's Longford Leader.