Thursday 23 January 2020

Man arrested as gun and drugs seized

Breda Heffernana

A MAN is being questioned by gardai following the seizure of a firearm, ammunition and over €20,000 worth of cocaine during a search of a house.

The planned search of the house in Poppintree in Dublin took place yesterday evening.

Gardai recovered a 9mm pistol, eight rounds of ammunition and a quantity of cocaine which, subject to analysis, is believed to have a street value of €21,000.

A 30-year-old man was arrested at the scene and he is currently being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at Ballymun Garda Station where he can be held for up to 72 hours.

Gardai are currently carrying out a forensic technical examination of the house.

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