Guns sent from the US seized

Sunday Independent (Ireland) - - Today In Your - Wayne O’Connor

A JOINT op­er­a­tion be­tween gardai and Amer­i­can Home­land Se­cu­rity has led to the seizure of three Glock hand­guns from pack­ages be­ing sent to Ire­land from the US.

The au­to­matic weapons were due to be de­liv­ered to ad­dresses in Dublin city and county when they were in­ter­cepted and seized by United States Home­land Se­cu­rity In­ves­ti­ga­tions.

Spe­cial Crime Op­er­a­tions gardai fol­lowed up the firearms seizure by car­ry­ing out searches at prop­er­ties in Stepa­side, Car­rick­mines and Newcastle, Co Dublin, last Fri­day in con­nec­tion with the dis­cov­ery of the guns in the US.

This led to the dis­cov­ery and seizures of co­caine and cannabis in Dublin.

Three peo­ple, aged 26, 27 and 38 were ar­rested and taken to sep­a­rate Garda sta­tions in the east of Dublin city.

They were re­leased yes­ter­day without charge and a file is be­ing pre­pared for the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions.

A Garda spokes­woman said the in­ves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing with the sup­port of spe­cial agents from the US.

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