Gardaí seize two firearms and ammunition from car in South Dublin 4 months ago

Gardaí seize two firearms and ammunition from car in South Dublin

The seizure was made on Friday evening.

On Friday, 19 July, Gardaí intercepted a vehicle on the Main Road area of Tallaght, Dublin 24, and seized a total of two firearms.

In the course of a search of this vehicle, two semi-automatic 9mm pistols and approximately twenty five (25) rounds of 9mm ammunition, were discovered and seized.

Gardaí were engaging in ongoing intelligence led investigations targeting organised criminal activity being experienced in Louth.

Subsequently, one male, age 36, was arrested, pursuant to provisions of section 30, Offences Against the State Act 1939/98.

The prisoner is currently detained at Crumlin Garda Station.

In the course of additional operational activity, cannabis resin, with an estimated street value of in excess of €40,000, was seized, in a search of a premises at Drogheda, Louth.

This led to the arrest of one female, age 34, on suspicion of drug trafficking.

She is currently detained in Drogheda Garda Station, pursuant to the provisions of section, 2 Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996.

Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, Special Crime Operations, stated:

"The Garda Síochána continues to engage in targeted operational activity, with a view to dismantling organised crime groups.

"The seizure of firearms and the arrest of those who possess them, is a particular target.

"This is reflected in the fact that, through the seizure of two firearms yesterday and another two today, the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), alone, has seized over one hundred firearms, since it was established, in March, 2015".