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Saturday 28 January 2023 Dublin: 6°C
Garda Press Office The suspected submachine gun seized by gardaí.
# Dublin
Submachine gun, silencer and ammunition seized by gardaí in Finglas
The discovery was made during a search of a maintenance area at an apartment complex in Finglas on Friday.

A SUSPECTED SUBMACHINE gun, a silencer and ammunition have been seized by gardaí in Dublin.

The discovery was made during the course of a search in the Finglas area of Dublin on Friday.

Gardaí from Finglas conducted a search of a maintenance area at an apartment complex in the area at around 1.10pm that afternoon “as a result of information received”. 

The suspected sub-machine gun was found wrapped in white plastic wrapping and double-bagged.

Beside the suspected firearm was a silencer, loaded magazine and a small white bag containing ten 9mm bullets, all of which were seized.

All of the items seized will be sent to the Garda Ballistics Unit for analysis.

A garda spokesperson said that investigations into the matter are ongoing.

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