Gardaí say they've prevented 52 gangland murders from taking place since the Hutch Kinahan war exploded in February 2016.
That's when Crumlin man David Byrne was shot dead at the Regency Hotel.
Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll claims they've also seized dozens of guns, thousands of bullets and millions in drugs and cash since setting up the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau in the mid 90s.
"In some cases we've actually arrested people as they were fully armed, wearing balaclavas and in close proximity to where they intended to commit a murder. This is what we will allege in a number of cases that are before the courts at the moment. Of course these people stand innocent until such time as we can prove what we allege, but they are the circumstances of the arrest."