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Firearms, ammunition and drugs seized at Dublin port

Three firearms – two of them loaded – and 1.5kg of cannabis were seized by customs officers at Dublin Port this afternoon.

A Glock pistol, similar to that seized by Customs officials at Dublin Port this afternoon.
A Glock pistol, similar to that seized by Customs officials at Dublin Port this afternoon.
Image: Gordon Gartrell via Flickr

CUSTOMS OFFICIALS have seized firearms and illegal drugs during a raid at Dublin Port this afternoon.

Three firearms – two of which were loaded – and 1.5kg of cannabis were seized from an unspecified vehicle in the operation carried out by the Revenue Commissioners’ customs service, assisted by Dublin Port security.

A quantity of ammunition was also uncovered.

All of the contraband material was “deeply concealed” within the vehicle, a Revenue spokesperson said. The vehicle was also seized.

The firearms – which include Glock and Sig guns, and .38 ammunition – are currently undergoing forensic analysis.

Follow-up enquiries are being conducted by Gardaí at Store Street, and investigations are ongoing.

There were no details of any arrests.

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