Four men were arrested after a large bladed knife, balaclavas and two men were discovered in the boot of a car this morning.
Gardai from the newly amalgamated Organised Crime Unit and Garda National Drug Unit stopped and searched two cars at approximately 10.30am this morning on Harold Road, Dublin 7.
During the search of one of the cars, a taxi, two men were found hidden in the boot.
The driver was the sole occupant of the second car. A large bladed knife and balaclavas were recovered during the searches.
The four men, aged in their 30s and one in his late 40s, were arrested at the scene and are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Mountjoy and Store St. Garda Stations.
Garda said the investigation is ongoing.