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Guns, drugs and cash seized

A SUBSTANTIAL cache of guns, ammunition, drugs and cash was seized by gardai last night.

Uniformed gardai on patrol in Rathfarnham followed a car into an underground carpark at Hunters Hall and searched the driver and passenger.

During the search of the vehicle they discovered the keys to a van and when they opened it found two shotguns as well as ammunition.

Officers also seized four kilos of cocaine with a street value of €280,000 and €275,000 worth of herbal cannabis.

The two men were arrested and taken for questioning to Tallaght station. Gardai then obtained a search warrant and during a follow-up search of a house in the Rathfarnham area they recovered €118,000 in cash.

Gardai said last night they were satisfied that the cache belonged to a local crime gang operating in south Co Dublin.

Irish Independent