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Dubliner arrested in connection to Glock seizure no longer a suspect

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A 24-year-old Dublin man who was arrested in connection with the seizure of a Glock pistol from a car in Dublin’s north inner city on June 16 is no longer a suspect in the seizure.

He was arrested by Gardaí on the night in question, but has since been released without charge and is no longer being investigated in connection with the incident.  

The man was not in the car where the handgun was found and, it is claimed, he was arrested because he shared a name with the registered owner of the car.

The gun was found in a vehicle searched as part of a routine traffic patrol at 10pm on Friday, June 16.

Following the search of a vehicle gardaí carried out a follow-up search of the area and seized a handgun from a second car. 

Two young men were then arrested in connection to the incident and were brought to Mountjoy Garda Station for questioning. 

The car was also seized. 

A 26-year-old man who was also arrested was subsequently released without charge.

A Garda spokesman said the search was part of regular “proactive patrolling and policing in the North inner city”.

Gardaí have routinely set up traffic checkpoints in the inner city and North Dublin as part of an ongoing operation into combating gangland crime over the last year-and-a-half.