Update: Third person arrested in drugs and gun probe

Update: Third person arrested in drugs and gun probe

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Update:

Thursday, 24th – 2.55pm

Gardaí have arrested a third person in connection with an ongoing operation targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs and the possession of firearms in Co. Clare.
A female in her 20s is being detained at Ennis Garda station under section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.
Two males in their 30s arrested on Tuesday 22nd October remain in custody.

Earlier – Tuesday, 22nd:

Two man have been arrested following early morning searches in Ennis.

As part of an on-going operation targeting the sale and supply of illegal drugs and the possession of firearms in Co. Clare, Gardaí arrested two men in their 30s.

As part of the operation, detective and uniformed Gardaí from the Clare division carried out searches at a number of properties in the Ennis area of Co. Clare.

Both men are currently detained at Ennis and Shannon Garda Stations under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

This operation relates to recent drugs and firearms incidents in Co. Clare and is also related to the seizure of a sub-machine gun, ammunition and approximately €125,000 of suspected cocaine and cannabis herb that were seized in Co. Clare on the 24th August 2018.

This weapon was seized during the Garda operation in Kilmurry Sixmilebridge in 2018 – Photo: An Garda Síochána
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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.

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