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Drug & Firearm Seizure & Arrests, Rialto 23rd August, 2014

Gardaí have arrested three men and a woman and seized a quantity of drugs in an operation in the South Circular Road/Rialto area of Dublin, yesterday afternoon Saturday 23rd August, 2014.

As part of a planned operation gardaí from Kevin Street Drug Unit, and gardai from Kilmainham station, searched two flats. During the course of the searches they discovered a 9mm handgun along with ammunition and a sawn off shotgun and ammunition.  A quantity of cannabis and heroin was also seized. The drugs, subject to analysis may have a street value of €15,000. 

The three men, aged in the mid 30s, and woman 29 years, were arrested at the scenes and are all currently detained.  Two of the men are detained  under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 at Kevin Street Garda Station.  The third man and woman are detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939/98 and are at Kilmainham and Irishtown Garda Stations.