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Garda at the scene on March 6. Sam Boal/

Three men arrested in connection with Lee Boylan shooting in Blanchardstown released without charge

A fourth man who was arrested yesterday remains in custody. .

LAST UPDATE | 18 Jun 2019

THREE OF THE men arrested yesterday in connection with the shooting of Lee Boylan in Blanchardstown in March have been released without charge. 

Boylan, who is in his mid 20s, was shot a number of times as he sat in a van in traffic at the junction of Blakestown road and Huntstown Way in Mulhuddart on 6 March. 

An Garda Síochána said yesterday that three men in their 20s and 30s were arrested after gardaí carried out a number of searches in the Hartstown area of Clonsilla Blanchardstown. 

As part of the Operation, local detectives who were supported by the Armed Support Unit also conducted a number of searches in Limerick where one man was arrested.

Three of the men have since been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions, gardaí have said. 

A fourth man remains in custody detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act. 

During yesterday’s search gardaí also recovered €9,000 in cash. 

“The search is part of an ongoing strategy tackling organised crime gangs in the area,” a garda spokesperson has said.

“During this search, army engineers using ground penetrating radar located a container with approximately €9000 in cash buried approximately 1 metre below the surface”.