Wednesday 16 January 2019

Five held in organised crime swoop

Five men have been arrested in an operation against organised crime.

Detectives said two firearms were also seized when they stopped the men in two cars in Kill, Co Kildare.

The Garda's Organised Crime Unit was backed up by the armed Emergency Response Unit during the stop and search around 1am.

The five men, all in their 30s, have been taken to Clondalkin and Ballyfermot Garda stations and are being detained under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

The firearms have been sent for ballistics tests.

Gardai said the arrested men were all from west Dublin.

They are suspected of being involved in an organised criminal gang based in the capital.

They can be held for questioning for 72 hours.

© Press Association

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