Two men arrested after €40k in cannabis herb and firearm seizure

By William O'Connor

TWO men were arrested by Gardai following the seizure of cannabis herb with a street value of €40,000 and a firearm in Baldonnel on Saturday. 

The Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) supported by the Emergency Response Unit intercepted a vehicle and during the search of the vehicle a firearm and ammunition were seized.


The firearm seized by Gardai following the search in the Baldonnel area on Saturday  Photo: An Garda Siochana 

A follow up search during the investigation by Gardai led to the seizure of cannabis herb 

According to Gardai, at approximately 4.30pm in the course of ongoing investigations targeting persons suspected to be involved in organised crime, personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) supported by the Emergency Response Unit intercepted a vehicle in the Baldonnel area.

During a search of the vehicle, one firearm, and ammunition was located and seized. 

In a follow up search of a premises, cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €40,000 was located and seized.  

Two males, aged 47 and 25, were arrested on suspicion of involvement in possession of firearms and ammunition, contrary to the provisions of the Firearms Act, 1964, as amended.   

Both arrested persons are currently detained, pursuant to the provisions of section 30 of the Offences Against Act 1939/98 as amended, at Clondalkin Garda Station. 

Detective Chief Superintendent Angela Willis who is head of bureau at the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau said: “We continue to target those causing most harm and devastation in our community. 

“The seizure of a firearm, ammunition and a sizable quantity of controlled drugs will, we believe, contribute to the disruption and potential ultimate dismantling of particular organised crime groups that we continue to target, for the purpose of keeping communities safe.”

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