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Dublin man described as 'eccentric' and 'not your typical criminal' due in court over gun find

The suspect who is aged in his 60’s and lives in north Dublin owns a number of properties and is said to have a 'keen interest in the law'
(Photo: Garda/Twitter)

(Photo: Garda/Twitter)

Ken Foy and Robin Schiller

A man described as “eccentric” and “not your typical criminal” is due to appear in court next month after gardai seized a suspected firearm and other weapons during an operation on Sunday.

The suspect who is aged in his 60’s and lives in north Dublin owns a number of properties and is said to have a “keen interest in the law.”

He is known to officers in the south inner city but is not involved in organised crime.

“This is a strange case but the main thing is that the weapons are now in the possession of gardai,” a source said.

Gardai announced details of the arrest this morning.

“Gardaí have seized a firearm and ammunition following a search operation in Dublin on Sunday 29th November 2021,” a spokesman said.

“Shortly after midnight, Gardaí stopped and conducted a search of a car on Westmoreland Street. During the search, ammunition, an extendable baton and balaclava were discovered.

“A follow up search was conducted at a residential property in Dublin 11 which resulted in the seizure of a firearm, extendable baton, baseball bat and other items.

“A man in his 60s was arrested in relation to this seizure and was detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 at Pearse Street Garda station.

“He has since been charged in relation to this incident and is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice on the 23rd December 2021,” the spokesman explained.


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