Gangs paying up to €5,000 for high-performance guns

Organised crime gangs based in Dublin are paying €5,000 each for high-performance handguns bought from international gun dealers.

6th September, 2008

Organised crime gangs based in Dublin are paying €5,000 each for high-performance handguns bought from international gun dealers.

The seizure of more than 200 firearms by Irish and Dutch police in the past week has provided Garda detectives with unprecedented intelligence on the prices being paid for guns by Irish gangs who are cutting deals with continental European gun-runners.

This was the first major interception of firearms destined to be traded on the Irish market for...

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