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Three people released without charge by gardaí who found guns in postal packages from US

Gardaí said that the package contained numerous firearms, including three Glock handguns.

One of the glock firearms seized as part of a joint investigation involving Gardaí and US Homeland Security Investigations
One of the glock firearms seized as part of a joint investigation involving Gardaí and US Homeland Security Investigations

Updated Oct 13th 2018, 9:25 AM

ALL THREE PEOPLE who had been arrested after a number of firearms were seized in postal packages destined for Ireland from the United States, have been released by gardaí without charge. 

Gardaí said that the packages contained numerous firearms, including three Glock handguns. 

The investigation conducted was a joint effort by gardaí from the Special Crime Operations branch and the United States Homeland Security Investigations. 

Following the seizure, gardaí searched three properties in Stepaside, Carrickmines and Newcastle, Co Dublin.

An undisclosed quantity of cocaine and cannabis was recovered during the course of the searches. 

During the operation, three people aged 26, 27 and 38 were arrested. 

Gardaí say that investigations are ongoing and that a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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