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Armed gardaí find loaded gun and arrest two men in significant anti-gangland operation

The arrests were made on Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot.

A member of the Armed Garda Support Unit in Dublin.
A member of the Armed Garda Support Unit in Dublin.
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Updated 6.40am 

THE GARDA EMERGENCY Response Unit (ERU) made a major intervention yesterday evening after two men were arrested following the discovery of a loaded gun in Dublin.

The weapon was discovered when armed gardaí stopped a car on Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot on the southside of Dublin.

Gardaí said the arrests were made following an “intelligence-led operation”.

Two men – aged 34 and 38 – were arrested at the scene on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and a loaded gun was recovered.

Both men were taken to Crumlin Garda Station and are currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

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It’s understood that gardaí are treating this as a significant development in the fight against feud-related violence in the capital.

- With reporting by Garreth MacNamee, Sean Murray

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