29/05/2009

Arrests Follow Dublin Drugs And Arms Seizure

A man and a woman have been arrested after a search in Dublin recovered a quantity of drugs and a loaded weapon.

The planned operation, carried out by Gardaí in Finglas, culminated in a search of a house in the Casement area of West Finglas in Dublin at approximately 1pm on Thursday.

In the course of the search Gardai recovered what is believed to be a loaded sawn-off shotgun and cocaine with an estimated street value of €10,000.

A 28-year-old female and a 24-year-old male were arrested at the scene and both are currently being detained in Finglas Garda Station under the Drug Trafficking Act.

Both were released without charge on Friday and a file is being prepared for The Director of Public Prosecutions.

In other news, the 17-year-old arrested in relation to a drug seizure in the Lucan area on Wednesday has been released on station bail and charged to appear before Dublin's Children's Court in Smithfield on the 11th June at 10.30am.

(DW/BMcC)

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