There has been a surge in the number of illegal weapons and ammo being seized by customs.
Handguns, machetes, revolvers, cans of tear gas and even an air-mortar bomb are among the items already confiscated this year by Dublin Airport and mail centres around the country.
In the first ten months of the year, 186 weapon seizures were recorded, closing in on the 2012 total of 199 for all 12 months.
Today's Irish Examiner also reports they have netted a number of signal jammers - 13 in total.
They are increasingly being used by gangs to block security alarms on cars and in homes.