Monday 23 July 2018

Man (27) remanded on guns charge

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Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

A man from Dublin's north inner city has been charged with possessing two guns and ammunition.

William McCarthy (27), Of Spencer Dock, Dublin 1, appeared before Judge Alan Mitchell at Dublin District Court yesterday morning.

He was arrested in a Garda operation on Friday afternoon when two cars were stopped at Monastery Gate Avenue in Clondalkin, Dublin. Two Smith & Wesson revolvers and 10 rounds of ammunition were found in one of the cars.

Detective Anthony Kennedy, of the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, said the accused made no reply when faced with two charges of possessing the firearms and one for possession of the ammunition.

Mr McCarthy made no application for bail, but was granted legal aid and remanded in Cloverhill prison to appear in court again on Friday.

Two other men, aged 28 and 29, and a 28-year-old woman who were also arrested in the operation were later released without charge.

Irish Independent

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