Stun guns originating from Malaysia seized in Cherry Orchard

By Mark Keane

A consignment of stun guns were seized in Cherry Orchard, Ballyfermot, by revenue officers and a 20-year-old man was arrested by Gardai on Friday morning.

“Revenue officers seized a consignment of stun guns that originated in Malaysia,” said a spokesperson for the Revenue in a statement released on Friday lunchtime.  

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“Revenue ensures that legislation in respect of prohibitions and restrictions is complied with at points of entry to the State.”

According to the spokesperson, “under the Firearms Act 1925, as amended by the Criminal Justice Act 2006, stun guns are prohibited weapons, except under licence.

“The seizure was part of ongoing intelligence led joint operations by Revenue’s Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau, and the Special Crime Task Force, targeting the illegal importation of firearms.”  

A 20-year-old Irish man was arrested by Gardaí and is detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 of the Criminal Justice Act.

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