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Handguns, submachine guns and ammunition all seized in major weapons haul

The find was made in Cabra in Dublin.

hand 2 The three handguns seized by gardai. Source: An Garda Síochána

GARDAÍ HAVE SEIZED two submachine guns, three handguns, two silencers and a quantity ammunition in a major weaponry find in Dublin.

The guns were found when a car was searched in the Cabra area yesterday.

The weapons were displayed by gardaí in Dublin Castle this afternoon with pictures showing that the ammunition seized was for both the handguns and the automatic firearms.

sub 1 On of the automatic firearms seized in Cabra. Source: An Garda Síochána

The gardaí who made the find were working for a number of units including the Garda Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and the Garda Special Crime Task Force.

hand 1 Source: An Garda Síochána

The Garda Special Crime Task Force was set up to deal with the spike in gangland violence in Dublin over the past 12 months.

The seizure was made after the car was searched as part of a planned operation. No arrests have yet been made and gardaí say investigations are ongoing.

ammo Ammunition was also seized. Source: An Garda Síochána

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