Gardaí targeting an organised crime gang have seized guns, drugs and ammunition, along with a wild animal, in Finglas.

Fifty officers from Finglas and Blanchardstown, backed up by Armed Support Units, carried out searches ata halting site on the Ratoath Road.

Two machine guns, a Magnum handgun, a silencer and 200 rounds of ammunition were seized.


More than €100,000 worth of cocaine and cannabis was also discovered, along with a pressing machine indicating the presence of a cocaine factory.

A monkey in a cage was also found and taken away by animal welfare officers. It is currently with the DSPCA.

Gardaí said they have been targeting a Finglas-based organised crime gang involved in drugs trafficking for some time.

Two men, aged 30 and 40, have been arrested. They can be questioned for up to three days.

A woman in her 30s was also arrested at the scene on suspicion of handling stolen goods.

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