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Gun away Gardai seize three guns, ammo and drugs worth €115K from abandoned cars in Clondalkin, Dublin

The guns were found in two cars that sources say were “abandoned” as a “floating garda checkpoint” was in the area at the time.

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Guns and suspected drugs seized

Guns and suspected drugs seized

Guns and suspected drugs seized

A machine gun, ammunition, two loaded handguns and €115,000 worth of drugs were seized by gardai from abandoned cars in Dublin yesterday.

At approximately 3.30pm on Monday, Gardaí on patrol in the Clondalkin area seized two vehicles under Section 41 of The Road Traffic Act.

Local gardaí from Lucan district and members of the Armed Support Unit were involved in the search in Shancastle at around 3pm.

After carrying out searches, they discovered a quantity of drugs and a machine gun in one vehicle. Meanwhile, more drugs and two handguns were taken from the other car.

The guns were found in two cars that sources say were “abandoned” as a “floating garda checkpoint” was in the area at the time.

Sources say that gardaí believe the occupants of the two cars fled the scene when they noticed officers in the area.

The two 9mm handguns were found in one vehicle while the machine gun which had a full magazine beside it was found on the back seat of the other car.

Gardai say the drugs comprised of cocaine, heroin and tablets (all pending analysis). They are estimated to be worth €115,000.

The guns, along with ammunition seized from the vehicles, will now be sent for further analysis.

Superintendent Paul Dolan said: "This is a significant seizure of weapons and illegal drugs. We would like to reassure the public that An Garda Síochána are taking all measures to tackle criminality in the community and keep people safe.

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

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