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Raids and arrests follow Falsk incident

Gardai carried out a number of searches yesterday as they continue their investigation into an incident at Falsk, Strokestown at the weekend.

And also on Wednesday, Commissioner Drew Harris visited Castlerea Garda Station (Pictured).

During Thursday’s raids by Gardai, it is understood a firearm, a lorry and teleporter were recovered in the four searches at separate locations in County Roscommon.

During the operation, houses and out-houses were searched.

Two men, one in his fifties and the other in his sixties, who it is understood are from the North Roscommon area, were arrested and detained at Castlerea Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act,1939.

The Roscommon raids by Gardai follow similar raids in Navan Co. Meath and Blanchardstown in Dublin on Monday by members of the SDU (Special Detective Unit).

During these raids phones and various documents were recovered.

Gardai say their investigation is continuing and they hope to interview at least 15 more people over the coming days.

Chief Superintendent for the Roscommon Longford Division Tony Healy said: “We would again like to thank the community for their continued support following recent events in Strokestown and would again appeal to anyone with information to come forward and contact us here at Castlerea Garda Station on 094 9621630 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.”

Meanwhile, Garda Commissioner Drew Harris visited Castlerea Garda Station on Thursday evening (pictured).

It is understood the Commissioner met with local Gardai and got “an up to date briefing  on the current status of recent incidents and investigations”.

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