Three men arrested after firearm and drugs worth €360,000 seized in Dublin

MDMA tablets, glock pistol, ammunition and cash discovered in Ballyfermot

The three men – aged in their late 20s, 30s and 50s – are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. Photograph: iStock

Three men have been arrested following the seizure of a firearm and drugs worth €360,000 in Ballyfermot in Dublin on Thursday evening.

MDMA tablets worth an estimated €360,000, a glock pistol, ammunition and cash were discovered at a residence in Ballyfermot as part of an operation led by members of drugs units based at Sundrive Road and Crumlin Garda stations targeting local drugs distribution networks.

The three men – aged in their late 20s, 30s and 50s – were arrested on Thursday and are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. They can be held for up to seven days under this act.

Investigations into the incident are ongoing.

Sorcha Pollak

Sorcha Pollak

Sorcha Pollak is an Irish Times reporter and cohost of the In the News podcast