Dublin arrests after police find two men in boot of taxi

Police have found two men hidden in the boot of a taxi after they stopped and searched two cars in Dublin.

The pair were among four men who were arrested at the scene on Harold Road, Stoneybatter, on Monday morning.

Officers also recovered a large knife and balaclavas as they searched the vehicles at about 10:30 local time.

The operation, targeting organised crime, involved the newly amalgamated Garda (police) National Drug Unit and Organised Crime Unit, a spokesman said.

Three of the men who have been detained are in their 30s and the other is in his 40s.

They are being questioned at Mountjoy and Store Street garda stations in Dublin.