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Gardaí seize two firearms and arrest two people in Dublin operation

Searches were carried out in Ballymun and Finglas.

Image: An Garda Síochána

GARDAÍ RECOVERED TWO firearms and arrested two people in operations in Dublin targeting drugs related criminal activity.

Shortly after 11pm last night a male cyclist in his 40s was stopped in the Shangan Gardens area of Ballymun and a loaded firearm was recovered.

The man was arrested and is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939, at Ballymun Garda Station.

Today a follow up search was conducted by the Ballymun and Finglas Drugs Units with assistance from other local units, at a house in the Finglas area.

In the course of the search a machine pistol, two loaded magazines, two silencers and a quantity of ammunition was recovered.

A woman in her 50s was arrested and is also currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939, at Ballymun Station.

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All of the items seized will be sent for ballistic and forensic examination.

A garda spokesperson said investigations are ongoing.

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