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17/09/2021

Two arrests made and firearm recovered following Dundalk led intelligence operation

Two arrests made and firearm recovered following Dundalk led intelligence operation

The arrests were made near Lusk in Co Dublin.

Two arrests were made on the back of a Dundalk led intelligence operation which saw armed gardaí swoop on a car in north county Dublin this week.
Operation Scale operatives made the arrests in Lusk after they intercepted a car driving southbound on the M1 at approximately 8.30pm on Thursday evening, September 8.
A man aged in his early 50s and a woman in her late 30s were arrested under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act at the scene.
A handgun was also recovered following a search of the vehicle.
Dundalk gardaí had tracked the vehicle from Dundalk as part of Operation Scale before a combined force of Louth gardaí assisted by an armed Regional Support Unit (RSU) stopped the vehicle.
The two arrested - who were Irish citizens but not from Dundalk - were taken to Drogheda Garda Station were they were questioned before being released.
A file is being prepared for the DPP.

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