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Revolver and pistol seized and two men arrested after 4am car search in Coolock

The loaded guns were seized by gardaí investigating organised crime in the area.

File image: Kilmore in Coolock
File image: Kilmore in Coolock
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TWO MEN IN their thirties have been arrested after gardaí seized two guns in an overnight search in the Coolock area of north Dublin. 

Gardaí attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau carried out a search of a car in the Kilmore area of Coolock at approximately 4am, a statement from the force said this morning. 

The guns, a revolver and a pistol, were loaded. 

The men are being detained in a local station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

Speaking on Morning Ireland today, John O’Driscoll, Assistant Commissioner for Garda Special Crime Operations said: 

We allege that those two firearms were to be used in circumstances where there would almost certainly be loss of life.

Gardaí said the search was conducted as part of ongoing investigations relating to organised crime groups operating in the Coolock area. 

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