Two men found with loaded gun arrested in Dublin on conspiracy to murder charge

Two men  found with loaded gun arrested in Dublin on conspiracy to murder charge

Two men have been arrested and a loaded firearm has been seized by Gardai in Dublin.

It’s understood the discovery was made by armed officers in the south inner city this evening.

The men were arrested in a van on the Kylemore Road in Ballyfermot between 7.30pm and 8pm this evening.

The seizure is being reported as a significant development in the fight against feud-related violence in the capital.

In a statement tonight Gardai said that as a result of an intelligence led operation conducted by Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, a van was intercepted by the Emergency Response Unit on the Kylemore Road at approximately 8pm.

It went on: "Two men, 34 and 38, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and a loaded firearm was also recovered.

"Both men were removed to Crumlin Garda Station and are currently detained under Section 50, Criminal Justice Act, 2007."

Investigations are continuing.

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