Friday 20 July 2018

Man (50s) to appear in court charged with firearms offences

The seized cash
The seized cash

A man in his 50s is due to appear before Dublin District Court on Monday charged with firearms offences following a seizure in Ballymun on Thursday.

The man is expected to appear before the court at 10.30am.

Armed gardai raided a property on Thursday night in the Ballymun area, along with the local drugs unit and uniformed officers.

During the search of the house some €400,000 in cash was seized along with a pistol, ammunition and a small quantity of cocaine.

The search was part of ongoing investigations targeting the sale and distribution of controlled drugs in the Ballymun area of Dublin.

A man in his 50s was arrested and detained at a Dublin garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act ,1939.

In a follow-up investigation, a second man was arrested in the Ballymun area.

He was released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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