Three held after gun and drugs seizure in west Dublin

Trio arrested following recovery of shotgun during stop and search of car in Clondalkin

Three men have been arrested  following the recovery of a gun and drugs during a stop and search of a car in west Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Three men have been arrested following the recovery of a gun and drugs during a stop and search of a car in west Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

 

Gardaí have arrested three men and seized a gun and drugs in an operation in west Dublin.

A Garda spokesman said that members of the Ronanstown Drugs Unit stopped and searched a car at Greenfort Avenue in Clondalkin just before 7pm.

The spokesman said: “During the search they recovered a shotgun, subject to ballistic examination, and seized a quantity of cocaine, pending analysis.”

The occupants of the car, three men in their 20s, were arrested at the scene and are now being detained at Ronanstown and Clondalkin garda stations under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act.

The spokesman said: “The investigation is ongoing and further updates will follow.”