As part of an ongoing investigation targeting serious criminal activity in the Dublin Region, Gardaí attached to the Special Crime Task Force of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau carried out a targeted search operation in the Botanic Avenue area of Dublin yesterday evening, Friday 26th August 2016.
During this search operation a hand gun and ammunition, subject to ballistic examination, were located and seized. No arrests have been made at this time and investigations are ongoing.
A photograph of the seized firearm and ammunition is available on request to email@example.com
Ref. No. 838/16