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Operation Thor - Three Firearms, Ammunition and €177,000 of Suspected Drugs Seized, Finglas, Dublin 11, Monday 27th March 2023

Issue Date: 28th March 2023

Gardaí seized three suspected firearms, ammunition and approximately €177,000 of suspected drugs during the course of a search in Finglas, Dublin 11 on Monday 27th March 2023.

The search, conducted as part of Operation Thor by Gardaí from the Finglas Detective Unit supported by Gardaí from the K District Task Force and the Garda Dog Unit, occurred at approximately 3pm at vacant waste land in the Finglas area.

During the course of this search, Gardaí located and seized a number of items at various locations within the waste land, including in a barrel which had been buried into the ground.

Three suspected firearms were seized;

•             Scorpion Machine Pistol with magazine clip, ammunition and silencer.
•             Sig Saur Pistol with ammunition.
•             RAK 63 Machine Pistol and magazine clip

In addition to this, suspected cocaine with an estimated value of approximately €92,000 and suspected cannabis with an estimated value of approximately €85,000 was also seized.

The firearms and drugs will be sent for analysis at the Garda Ballistics Unit and Forensic Science Ireland respectively.

Garda investigations are ongoing.