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.