Three Wicklow men due in court following gun seizure in Kildare

Three young men from Wicklow, aged between 19 and 21, are due in Naas District Court this morning following their arrest on Saturday for possession of guns and ammunition.

Armed Gardaí and officers from the National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau stopped a vehicle in Co. Kildare on Saturday as part of an intelligence-led operation.

Inside the vehicle they discovered two guns, an M1911 hand gun and a G3 battle rifle, as well as 40 rounds of ammunition.

The garda investigation is ongoing, with particular interest relating to a possible link between the guns and the dark web.

The ‘dark web’ is a portion of the internet that is not visible to the public due to its level of encryption. It has become popular with those wishing to deal in illegal goods such as drugs and weapons.

The young men are due in Naas District Court this morning.

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