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Friday 22 June 2018

Gardai foil suspected hit after seizing loaded firearm in Dublin

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Robin Schiller and Ken Foy

Gardai have foiled a suspected hit after seizing a loaded firearm in Dublin.

A man and a woman have been arrested after local gardai stopped and searched a car in the Rathborne area of Ashtown at around 5pm this evening.

The pair, who are aged in their early 40s and 30s, are currently being detained at Finglas garda station.

A canister of petrol was also discovered in the car that was searched.

Gardai are investigating if the incidnent is linked to the ongoing Hutch/Kinahan feud which has so far claimed 12 lives.

A garda spokesman said: "Gardaí in Finglas have seized a firearm and arrested two people during an operation targeting organised crime in west Dublin.

"As part of ongoing investigations targeting organised criminal activity an operation was carried out in Ratbourne Village, Ashtown this afternoon. "

"During the operation Gardaí searched a car and recovered a handgun along with a number of rounds of ammunition. A man and woman both in their 30s were arrested at the scene.

"They are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 in a west Dublin Garda Station."

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