Vehicles and weapons seized in Co Down

Published Wednesday, 20 March 2013
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A number of vehicles and weapons have been seized following a planned search by PSNI in Cloughoge, Co Down.

Vehicles and weapons seized in Co Down
Police carried out a planned search of premises in Cloughoge. (© UTV)

Detectives in Newry and Mourne, supported by local officers in South Armagh, raided premises on Mountain Road on Wednesday.

They recovered two vehicles, believed to be stolen, and two suspected firearms.

Two quads have also been seized.

Police say inquiries are ongoing.

Newry and Mourne Area Commander, Chief Inspector Davy Beck, said: "The hard work and commitment of local officers has resulted in dangerous weapons being taken out of circulation, making Newry and Mourne a safer place to be.

"This search and the seizure of vehicles should send a clear message that there is no hiding place for criminals in Newry and Mourne."

CI Beck added: "I would like to thank the local community for their support and patience during this operation.

"This again demonstrates how much more successful we are in tackling crime when we work together."

© UTV News
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4 Comments
lucylou in belfast wrote (529 days ago):
SHAUN in CARRICK==I agree there are many people who are left to live with the pain of the past but surely we must be glad to see any weapons taken away from those who may use them and inflict more pain on yet another generation.
Ulysses32 in Belfast wrote (529 days ago):
Do you mean like what the Glenane Gang were doing, Shaun?
Dave in Belfast wrote (529 days ago):
Yet again one has to ask, Why was no-one arrested?
shaun in carrick wrote (530 days ago):
It’s a pity you didn’t work together when republican death squads were ethnically cleansing the border by murdering innocent farmers.
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