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garda raid Two arrested as firearm and €40,000 worth of suspected drugs found in west Dublin


Gardaí have arrested two men and seized a firearm and €40,000 worth of suspected drugs following a search in West Dublin yesterday.

At approximately 4.30pm on Saturday 17th April, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) intercepted a vehicle in the Baldonnel area of Co. Dublin with assistance from the Emergency Response Unit.

The vehicle was searched as part of an ongoing investigation targeting those with suspected involvement in organised crime.

During the operation, one firearm, along with ammunition, was located and seized.

Personnel attached to the GNDOCB conducted a follow-up search of a premises and found cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €40,000, which was then seized.

Two men, aged 47 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in possession of firearms and ammunition, contrary to the provisions of the Firearms Act, 1964, as amended.

Both men are currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against Act 1939/98.

Speaking today, Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis, who is head of bureau at the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, said: “We continue to target those causing most harm and devastation in our community.

“The seizure of a firearm, ammunition, and a sizable quantity of controlled drugs will, we believe, contribute to the disruption and potential ultimate dismantling of particular organised crime groups that we continue to target, for the purpose of keeping communities safe.”

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