Gardaí arrested three men and seized a suspected firearm during a search in the Blanchardstown area yesterday.
At approximately 8:30pm, Gardaí from the K District Task Force patrolling the Corduff/Mulhuddart area of Blanchardstown observed a car driving at speed.
The car was later located on Wellview Grove where all three male occupants alighted the vehicle and fled the scene on foot.
Further Garda assistance was called and the three men (one in his 30s and two in their 20s) were subsequently arrested a short time later.
A search of the vicinity where the vehicle was abandoned was conducted and a loaded single barrel Berretta Shotgun was recovered. This firearm has been sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis.
The car has been seized for technical examination.
The three men are currently being detained at Blanchardstown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act, 1939.
Investigations are ongoing.