Firearm seized and two men arrested following search operation
GARDAI arrested two men and seized a firearm following a search operation in Palmerstown last night.
Shortly before midnight on Thursday, May 6, gardai observed a motorbike in the Fortunestown Lane area of Tallaght, which failed to remain at the scene when requested to do so.
The firearm seized (Image: An Garda Siochana)
According to a Garda statement released this morning, May 7: “The vehicle was located a short time later at a Service Station on the N4 at Palmerstown.
“A search operation ensued, which resulted in the recovery of a firearm.
“Two males, one in his 30s and the other in his 20s were arrested at the scene and are currently being detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 at Tallaght Garda station.
“They can be held for up to 72 hours.”
Gardai said that investigations are ongoing.