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Garda operations in Dublin lead to seizures of drugs, a handgun and ammunition

Two men have been arrested in separate operations in Coolock and Clondalkin.

Bag of cocaine displayed by Gardaí. (File photo)
Bag of cocaine displayed by Gardaí. (File photo)
Image: Graham Hughes/Photocall Ireland

A HANDGUN AND ammunition were seized in Dublin this morning as part of investigations into organised crime in the Coolock area.

A 19 year-old-man was arrested at the scene as officers searched a house in Priorswood leading to the firearms discovery. A quantity of cannabis a various drug paraphernalia were also seized.

The man is currently detained at Coolock Garda Station where he can be held for a maximum of 72 hours.

In a separate operation, and estimated €35,000 worth of cocaine was seized by gardaí from the National Drugs Unit in the Grangeview area of Clondalkin.

A 33-year-old South African national arrested at the scene is currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station where he can be kept for up to seven days.

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