02 Dec 2021

Searches and investigation ongoing after Gardai find AK47 in West Cavan

Gardai in Cavan seize AK47 in 'significant blow' to dissident republicans

Gardai in Cavan seize AK47 in 'significant blow' to dissident republicans

Gardai attached to the Special Detective Unit have seized an AK47 weapon following a search in County Cavan yesterday. 

The search, which is part of an investigation into dissident republican activity, took place in the Tullyhaw area of the county - this barony covers almost all of West Cavan from Ballyconnell to Dowra.

When asked if a more specific location could be released, Gardai informed the Leitrim Observer that this is a "live investigation" and searches are continuing.

Cavan Chief Superintendent said, "The removal of this firearm from circulation should be considered a significant blow to the operational activities of dissident republicans in the border region." 

A quantity of ammunition was also reportedly recovered. No arrests have been made and investigations are ongoing. 

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