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Gardaí find handgun with fitted silencer in wooded area in Blanchardstown

The operation targeting organised criminal activity took place yesterday evening.

61197640_10157011275813001_5876278794444079104_n Source: An Garda Síochána

GARDAÍ IN NORTH-west Dublin have recovered a handgun, bullets and a silencer following an operation targeting organised criminal activity in the area yesterday evening.

Units from Blanchardstown and Finglas conducted a search of a wooded area off Waterville Road in Dublin 15 last night.

The Makarov handgun was found with a fitted silencer, along with seven bullets.

They’ve been sent for ballistic and forensic examination.

Searches in the area are continuing, and enquiries are ongoing, gardaí said.

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