Wednesday 18 September 2019

Loaded firearm seized by gardai in Blanchardstown

The seized gun Photo: An Garda Siochana
The seized gun Photo: An Garda Siochana
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gardai and the Defence Forces have seized a loaded firearm during a search in Dublin this evening.

The search carried out a waste ground in the vicinity of the Riversdale Community College and the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.

During the course of the search a loaded Makarov 9mm pistol and silencer were located.

At a separate location, the search team discovered nine shotgun cartridges and four 9mm bullets. The search has now concluded.

Speaking today Superintendent Liam Carolan Blanchardstown said that the search resulted in another firearm being taken off the streets.

"This is the second joint operation carried out by Gardaí from Blanchardstown, assisted by our colleagues from the Defence forces, in which firearms have been recovered. The contribution of the defence forces has been invaluable in these searches."

The weapon and ammunition seized will be forwarded for ballistic testing.

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