Saturday 25 May 2019

Man and teenager arrested after gardaí recover firearm

The gun seized by gardai
The gun seized by gardai
Ian Begley

Ian Begley

A teenager and a 31-year-old man are in custody after gardai seized an automatic firearm at a house in Tallaght, Co Dublin.

The firearm was discovered at Elmcastle Park estate during an operation by the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau targeting organised criminality.

A man (31) and a teenage boy (17) were arrested at the scene. They are currently being detained at Tallaght Garda Station.

It is understood the 31-year-old is from Duleek, Co Meath. 

In a statement, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll said: “For the purpose of tackling crime An Garda Siochana is determined to remove firearms, that have the capacity to kill, from our streets and to identify those who we suspect are willing to use them.”

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