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One arrested as Drogheda Gardai seize gun, crossbow, drugs and cash

Drogheda Garda Station
Drogheda Garda Station. Photo Credit: Barry Landy/LouthNow.ie.

An array of weapons, including a crossbow, were seized by Gardai in Drogheda today during a search operation in the Highlands area of the town. One man has been arrested.

Officers working as part of an intelligence led operation against serious criminal activity in the Drogheda area carried out the search operation on Friday morning.


Gardai say that during the course of the search a handgun, ammunition, an assortment of offensive weapons including a crossbow, pepper spray, €4,000 in cash and cheques and a small quantity of controlled substances were seized in the search.

A male in his 30s has been arrested in connection with this investigation and is currently being detained at Drogheda Garda Station under Section 30 Offences against the State Act 1939.

Investigations are ongoing,

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