It's believed gardai have prevented a gangland hit in the city.
Two men have been arrested after a weapon seizure in Ballyfermot.
A loaded gun was seized when the Emergency Response Unit stopped and searched a van on Kylemore Road at around 8 o'clock last night.
The swoop came as part of an investigation into the Kinahan cartel by the Garda National Drugs Unit and Organised Crime Bureau.
Two men aged 34 and 38 have been arrested on suspicion of 'conspiracy to murder' and were taken to Crumlin Garda Station.
It's not known whether members of the Hutch gang were being targeted, with reports the suspects may have been involved in a plan to shoot a fellow Kinahan associate.