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Arrests - Firearms and drug seizure in Ballymun, Dublin on the 23/5/19.

Arrests - Firearms and drug seizure in Ballymun, Dublin on the 23/5/19.

As part of a search operation in Ballymun which commenced on Monday 20th May, 2019 and concluded today, Thursday 23rd May 2019 by Gardaí attached to the 'H' District Drugs unit assisted by members from the Division a total of 14 houses were searched under warrant and 14 males were arrested.

During the course of the three day operation, targeting street dealers in Ballymun, cannabis herb and cocaine was seized with an estimated street value of €42,000 (subject to analysis) and over €14,000 in cash was seized.  Two cars and a scrambler motorcycle were also seized.

The 14 arrested men (ages ranging from 16 years to 30 years) were all detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 and 12 were charged and are before the courts.  Two were released and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

In a follow up search two firearms and a quantity of ammunition was also seized.

Investigations ongoing.
Photographs of the drugs and firearms are available by email to pressoffice@garda.ie