Shotgun, drugs and sum of cash seized by gardaí in Dublin

Cocaine, heroin, mixing agent ‘worth more than €1m’ found after car stopped in Finglas

Drugs, a sum of cash and a semi-automatic shotgun have been seized in Dublin as part of a Garda operation targeting organised crime.

On Monday, gardaí observed the firearm being handed over between two vehicles in the Finglas area. The vehicles were stopped and the weapon was recovered.

A man (31) and woman (53) were arrested and are being detained at two different Dublin Garda stations. They can be held for 72 hours.

In follow-up searches, a “substantial” amount of cocaine worth about €140,000 was recovered, along with suspected heroin and a mixing agent with an estimated value of €900,000 (subject to analysis).


The seizure was the result of an intelligence-led operation targeting an organised crime group in Dublin south and west, according to gardaí.

Investigations are continuing.

Dean Ruxton

Dean Ruxton

Dean Ruxton is an Audience Editor at The Irish Times. He also writes the Lost Leads archive series