Gardaí seized four firearms and €18,000 of suspected cocaine during an intelligence led operation in Finglas yesterday evening.
The search operation was conducted by Gardaí from the Divisional Drug Unit, the K Divisional Task Force and the District Detective Unit, with assistance from the Armed Support Unit, following intelligence received relating to an ongoing investigation into the sale and supply of drugs in the Finglas area.
A garda spokesperson said:
“A domestic premises and two vehicles were searched in a residential estate.
“During the course of the search of one car Gardaí seized a handgun, ammunition and €18,000 of suspected cocaine (subject to analysis) which was divided and bagged in small quantities.
“During the search of a second car, Gardaí recovered a sawn-off Browning shotgun, SAKO rifle, Rifle 22 with scope, and ammunition. All firearms have been sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis.
“Both vehicles have been seized by Gardaí for further technical examination.”