DUBLIN, Ireland - Four men that were arrested on conspiracy to murder in Dublin, are set to appear in court.
The suspects were arrested in the north inner city after Dublin foiled a gangland hit earlier in the week.
As part of the operation against organised crime operation, Gardai seized a firearm and silencer.
The men, aged 23, 35, 37 and 38, are due before the Dublin District Court.
According to investigators, two of the men were nabbed while travelling in a van which had been under close surveillance.
Two other men were later arrested as part of follow-up searches in the south inner city by the ASU.
Senior gardai have revealed that they carried out ten searches after the incident.
They also seized seven vehicles that were recovered which will be technically examined.
Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who oversees Special Crime Operations, said that it was “one of the most significant operations of its type ever undertaken.”
He said that he expects more arrests as part of the investigation.
Adding, “It reflects the fact that the state realises the impact and the capacity of organised crime to do damage to the community that we live in. Yesterday’s activity, which resulted in yet another incident where members of An Garda Siochana intervened where a life was allegedly threatened, another circumstance where we intervened where a fully loaded weapon, a Baretta pistol with a silencer, was seized, where we will allege it was about to be used to take someone’s life. There were 10 searches done as a follow up to the events.”
Officials are anticipating more arrests as part of the operation.