Customs Service seize weapons in Kilmihil

Customs Service seize weapons in Kilmihil


weaponsOfficers from Revenue’s Customs Service seized a quantity of offensive weapons following the search, under warrant, of a private residence near Kilmihil, Co. Clare today.

The intelligence-led operation was conducted following an investigation into the attempted importation of a number of stun guns through the postal system.

The weapons seized included stun guns, nunchucks, knuckle dusters, extendable batons, a flick knife and an air pistol.

Members of An Garda Síochána assisted with the operation and investigations are ongoing.

Yesterday, Customs officers seized the 30,060 cigarettes after executing search warrants at a private house in the Dromard area Ennis as well as business premises.

Backed up by local Gardaí, Revenue officers including a dog handler undertook the early morning searches and seized €15,000 worth of cigarettes and a motor vehicle.

A Russian national in his 30’s was question by officers while a prosecution is expected to follow.

Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.