Saturday 21 April 2018

Two men arrested and firearms seized after suspected gangland hit foiled by gardai

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Conor Feehan

Conor Feehan

Gardai believe they have foiled a gangland murder after arresting two Dublin men in Co Wexford in the early hours of this morning.

In an intelligence-led operation gardai from Enniscorthy, backed up by members of the Armed Response Units from the southern and eastern regions, arrested a 27-year-old man exiting a car in a field at Millands, in Gorey Co Wexford at 12.45am.

It is understood that an innocent member of the Hutch family was the intended target.

A search of the vehicle yielded two firearms and ammunition.

In a follow up search a second man, aged 25, was arrested.

Both men, who have addresses in Dublin's North inner city, are being held in Gorey and Enniscorthy garda stations under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

Three cars have been seized as well as two handguns.

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