As part of an ongoing Policing Operation targeting feuding gangs in the Corduff area, Gardaí from Blanchardstown, supported by members of the Defence forces, carried out a search of waste ground in the vicinity of the Riversdale Community College and the Institute of Technology Blanchardstown.
During the course of the search a loaded Makarov 9mm pistol and silencer was located. At a separate location the search team discovered nine (9) shotgun cartridges and four (4) 9mm bullets. The search has now concluded.
Speaking today Superintendent Liam Carolan Blanchardstown said, " The search carried out today resulted in another firearm being taken off the streets. This is the second joint operation carried out by Gardaí from Blanchardstown, assisted by our colleagues from the Defence forces, in which firearms have been recovered. The contribution of the defence forces has been invaluable in these searches''.
The weapon and ammunition seized will be forwarded for ballistic testing.
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