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Man Charged In relation To Firearm Seizure In Dublin

Fiona Cooney
Fiona Cooney

12:46 16 Apr 2022

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A man in his 40s has been charged in connection with a seizure of firearms in north Dublin.

He's due before the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning.

A woman in her 50s also arrested in connection with the seizure has been released without charge.

A file is being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

The arrests came as a part of Operation Tara which targets drugs-related criminal activity.

A Garda spokesperson said: "On Thursday, 14 April 2022, shortly after 11pm, in the course of proactive patrols by the Street Crime Unit based at Ballymun Station, a male cyclist (40s) was stopped in the Shangan Gardens area of Ballymun. A loaded firearm was recovered.

The man was arrested and is currently detained at Ballymun Garda Station.

On Friday, 15 April 2022, as part of the investigation, a follow-up search was conducted by the Ballymun and Finglas Drugs Units with assistance from other local units, at a house in the Finglas area.

In the course of the search a machine pistol, two loaded magazines, two silencers, and a quantity of ammunition was recovered.

All of the items seized will be sent for ballistic and forensic examination".


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