Two men have been arrested following an intelligence-led operation by armed gardaí in Co Wexford last night.
A quantity of firearms and ammunition have been seized after Garda Detectives from Enniscorthy, assisted by Armed Support Units from the South Eastern Region and Special Crime Operations, challenged a number of men exiting vehicles in a field at Millands, Gorey Co Wexford shortly after midnight last night.
A 27-year-old man was arrested at the scene and two firearms and a quantity of ammunition were recovered in a car.
He is currently being detained at Enniscorthy Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 – Offences Against the State Act 1939/98.
In a follow-up operation in the Gorey area, a second man (aged 25) was also arrested in connection with this investigation. He is being detained at Gorey Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 – Offences Against the State Act 1939/98.
Three cars have also been seized - one of them had false registration plates.
Gardai believe the incident is connected to the ongoing feud in Dublin and that they have foiled another murder attempt on one of the Hutches.
The investigation is ongoing.