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Gardai targeting organised crime seize handgun and ammo in Dublin

Image provided by An Garda Siochana
Image provided by An Garda Siochana

Gardaí attached to the Special Crime Task Force of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau made the seizure last night.

Gardai have confirmed they carried out a targeted search operation in the Botanic Avenue area of Dublin yesterday evening.

During this search operation a hand gun and ammunition, subject to ballistic examination, were located and seized.

No arrests have been made at this time and investigations are ongoing.

The seizure comes after a week of major operations by gardai.

Earlier this week a submachine gun was seized in a raid on a Dublin property in Castleknock.

On Thursday, Gardai seized an Audi A3 car, €30,000 worth of jewellery including a Rolex watch, €7,000 in cash, and drugs worth €3,000 during raids in the capital's south-inner city.

And over the course of the week almost €2m of drugs has been seized in a series of operations in the capital, Louth and Meath.