Two men arrested as handgun, ammo and cannabis worth €40k seized in Dublin
19th April 2021
Two men aged 25 and 47 were arrested as Gardaí seized a handgun and ammunition after intercepting a vehicle in the Baldonnel area of West Dublin yesterday.
Gardaí attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau were supported by the Emergency Response Unit in conducting the operation.
The vehicle was stopped at 4:30pm on Saturday in Baldonnel and a search of the car yielded a firearm and ammunition.
In the course of a follow up search of a premises, cannabis with an estimated street value of €40,000 was also seized.
The operation was targeting persons suspected to be involved in organised crime.
Both men are currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station.
Speaking today, Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis, 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.”