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  • Northside West

Gangland bust in Blanchardstown

Wednesday, 20th September, 2017 1:04pm

Story by Jack Gleeson
Gangland bust in Blanchardstown

This Baikal pistol and ammunition was found during the raid.

Gangland bust in Blanchardstown

This Baikal pistol and ammunition was found during the raid.

Gardaí have recovered a gun and drugs in Blanchardstown during a raid carried out as part of on-going investigations targeting serious criminal activity in the west Dublin.

The operation led by detectives from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau resulted in the seizure of a Baikal pistol and ammunition and a stolen high-powered motorcycle.

A quantity of cocaine and cannabis with a street value of approximately €30,000 was also seized.

A 22-year-old man was arrested as part of the investigation and is currently detained at Finglas Garda Station. Investigations are continuing and further updates are expected.

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