4 Arrested as Gardai seize drugs and firearms during search

4 people have been arrested by Gardai as part of ongoing investigations targeting persons suspected to be involved in an Organised Criminal Group operating in Bray, on Wednesday a joint operation was conducted by personnel attached to the Revenue Customs Service, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Wicklow Divisional Drugs Unit.

During the course of this operation a premises was searched in Bray. Drugs consisting of MDMA, Ketamine and LSD with an estimated street value of €48,000 (forty eight thousand euro) were recovered and seized by Revenue officers.

A follow-up search of a vehicle resulted in the recovery of four firearms, consisting of a Sten machine gun and three semi-automatic pistols, two of which were loaded, as well as a silencer and a quantity of ammunition which were subsequently seized by An Garda Síochána.

Gardaí arrested four persons; a male (aged 26) and a female (aged 23) are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939; a male (aged 30) and a female (aged 25) are currently detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996. They are detained for questioning subject to relevant provisions at Bray and Wicklow Garda Stations.

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