Sunday 23 April 2017

Man in custody and firearm recovered in planned garda operation

A man in his late 20s is in custody
A man in his late 20s is in custody

A man has been arrested after a handgun and ammunition was found in his car.

The 29-year-old man was travelling in a car on the Naas Road, close to Kill, Co Kildare, when he was stopped by gardai yesterday evening.

A planned garda operation, conducted by the Organised Crime Unit, was in place at the time.

The team stopped the car and conducted a search, during which a handgun and quantity of ammunition was found.

The man was subsequently arrested and brought to Clondalkin Garda Station where he is currently being held under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State.

The man can be detained for a maximum of 72 hours.

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