Two people are due in court following the seizure of a Sten machine gun, three semi-automatic pistols and drugs worth an estimated €48,000 in Co Wicklow on Wednesday.
It comes as part of an ongoing investigation targeting people suspected to be involved in an organised criminal group.
The arrests were made after a premises was searched in the Co Wicklow area where drugs including MDMA, Ketamine and LSD with an estimated street value of €48,000 were recovered and seized.
A follow-up search of a vehicle resulted in the recovery of four firearms - a Sten machine gun and three semi-automatic pistols. Two of the pistols were found to be loaded.
A man, aged 26, was arrested and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. He was charged and is due to appear before Bray District Court on Thursday afternoon.
A woman, aged 25, was also arrested and detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996. She was charged and later released to appear before the courts at a later date.
Meanwhile, a second man, aged 30, and a woman, aged 25, who were arrested and detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 have been released from custody. Gardaí have said a file will now be prepared for the DPP.