Gardaí seized a large number of weapons and over 6000 illegal cigarettes during the course of a search of a premises in county Longford on the afternoon of Saturday, February 19.
At approximately 3pm, Longford Gardaí assisted by the Longford District Detective Unit, the Community Engagement Unit and the Divisional Drugs Unit, conducted a search under warrant at a premises in Longford town.
A Longford car dealer who is subject to a €4.9m tax judgement has been charged together with his wife and brother of multiple counts of alleged Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) fraud.
During the course of this search, 18 large knives, 11 imitation firearms, 1 small hatchet, 1 canister of pepper spray and 1 baton were seized along with a number of other items.
A man charged with a number of attempted robberies in Edgeworthstown is due to reappear before Longford District Court on April 26, when DPP directions are expected to be available.
In addition to this, 6,300 illegal cigarettes with an estimated value of €4,725 were also seized.
All of the seized items have been sent for analysis.
No arrests have been made at this time. Investigations are ongoing.
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