Thursday 14 November 2019
Ex-Coast Guard worker arrested over gun seizure linked to Drogheda feud
A man who has worked for the Irish Coast Guard was arrested by gardaí over a “hugely significant” firearms seizure linked to the Drogheda feud.
The man, aged in his late 30s, was still being quizzed last night at Drogheda Garda Station after his arrest at 3.45pm on Monday as part of a major surveillance operation.
Gardai discovered a holdall bag containing three handguns, assorted magazines and various ammunition when they raided a premises in the centre of Drogheda.
The operation was carried out just over three hours after €1.4m worth of cocaine was seized when officers intercepted a vehicle at the Donore Road Industrial Estate in the Co Louth town.
Fred in awe! It is good to see that illegal drugs have been found by the Gardai and also a number of guns. I say Well Done. It was local knowledge that got the Gardai onto this cache and the arrest of the former coast guard who is now in custody in Clover Hill. There is a long way to go in Drogheda and to put this bluntly the Gardai should be doing their job with a coolness and a focus on what is ahead. Photographs and PR stunts only make the politicians look good and in the photo above it is sad to see the two Gardai literally wearing balaclavas for their own protection. It does not give out the right signals to the people of Ireland especially the people in Drogheda. Fred