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Four arrests in Dublin after loaded guns seized

Four people have been arrested in Dublin after loaded guns were seized

A WOMAN and three men, all in their twenties, have been arrested after loaded guns were discovered in Dublin.

The men, aged 26, 28 and 29, and a 28-year-old woman, were arrested after two cars were stopped on Monastery Gate Avenue, Clondalkin, at around 4.15pm yesterday.

Two loaded revolvers were discovered during a search of the cars.

All four are known to gardaí and are suspected to be involved in the ongoing feud between the Hutch and Kinahan crime gangs.

Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll, the head of Special Crime Operations, said: "The targeting of people to kill or seriously injure, by organised crime groups continues".

"However, this activity is being tackled by members of An Garda Síochana in Special Crime Operations and other units, who are determined to protect life, seize firearms and arrest those involved."

Meanwhile, two men aged 38 and 39 were arrested in Carlow yesterday after the discovery of cannabis worth €1.6 million.

Gardaí also seized €21,000 in cash during the search of premises on Tullow Road in the town.

Mr O'Driscoll said the seizure and arrests were part of an investigation into an organised crime gang.

He said gardaí are working on the probe along with Europol and police in Poland.

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