Athy Gardaí chase men yesterday morning leading to drugs and firearm seizure

Gardaí give chase on foot

Louise McCarthy

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Athy Gardaí chase men yesterday morning leading to drugs and firearm seizure

Athy Garda Station

Following a chase Athy Gardaí seized drugs and a firearm yesterday morning

On Tuesday, May 28, Gardaí attempted to stop a car in the Woodstock area of Athy, at about 9am. It is reported that the car was abandoned at Townspark alleyway.Gardaí gave chase on foot and arrested two of the men and one escaped. On searching the men Garda discovered a handgun and a quantity of tablets were seized.

The two men, both in their 20s, were arrested under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act 1939 and were detained at Kildare and Newbridge Garda Stations. One of the men has been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the DPP.

In a follow up operation a third person,was arrested at Athy Train Station at 10.30am. He was found to be in possession of a quantity of cannabis with a street value, subject to analysis, of €2000. He was detained at Athy Garda Station and has subsequently been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP.