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.