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Firearms and ammunition seized in Dublin

One man was arrested during a search operation in Northern Cross, Co Dublin this morning.
Oct 4th 2012, 9:51 AM 3,593 7

ONE MAN HAS been arrested by gardaí and firearms and ammunition seized following a search operation this morning.

The search operation took place in the Northern Cross, Co Dublin area close to the N32.

Gardaí said the operation began in the early hours of this morning, and was carried out by officers from the Northern Division, supported by gardaí from the special detective unit, the emergency response unit, the National Bureau of Criminal Investigations, the garda air support unit, as well as gardaí from the  garda dog and mounted units.

During the course of the search, a number of firearms and a quantity of ammunition were seized.  A man in his late 20s was arrested at the scene. He is being detained at Coolock Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.

Gardaí say the operation is ongoing.

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