Two men arrested after drugs and handguns found during raids

Two Men Arrested After Drugs And Handguns Found During Raids
Some of the confiscated guns
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By Cate McCurry, PA

Two men have been arrested after more than €300,000 of suspected cocaine and heroin and six handguns were recovered by gardaí searching properties in Co Westmeath.

Gardaí raided the homes in Mullingar following a lengthy surveillance operation targeting people believed to be involved in the sale and supply of drugs in the Midlands area.


The operation was carried out by detective and drugs units, the Armed Support Unit and the Garda Dog Unit.

During the first search on Monday night, officers found suspected cocaine with an estimated street value of €245,000 and suspected heroin worth €56,000.

All drugs seized are subject to analysis.


Two men, in their late 20s and early 30s, were arrested at the scene.

They are both currently detained at Mullingar garda station.

A follow-up search of the house was carried out on Tuesday morning.

Six handguns were found by officers and will be sent to the ballistics unit for analysis.


Gardaí said investigations are continuing.

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