Two arrested and a shotgun and ammo seized following chase 3 weeks ago

Two arrested and a shotgun and ammo seized following chase

Two men attempted to reverse at speed away from Gardaí, but were found in the bushes and arrested.

Two men have been arrested and a shotgun with ammo was seized by Gardaí following a chase in Dublin.

At approximately 6pm on Friday (25 September), Gardaí attempted to stop a vehicle in the Pinewood Green area of Balbriggan.

The two male occupants of this vehicle failed to comply with Gardaí and attempted to reverse at high speed in an attempt to flee the scene.

The two males then abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot.

Both males were pursued on foot by Gardaí and arrested after being located in shrubbery near Castleland Park View, Balbriggan.

The vehicle was seized by Gardaí for technical examination.

During the course of this examination, a sawn-off Beretta shotgun and six shotgun cartridges were recovered and seized.

These seized items will be sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis.

The two men (aged in their 20s and 30s) are currently detained at Swords and Balbriggan Garda Stations under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

Investigations are ongoing.