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Three held after gun found in car

Published 07/03/2011 | 14:01

Three men were arrested after a handgun was found in a car at a checkpoint
Three men were arrested after a handgun was found in a car at a checkpoint

Three men have been arrested after a handgun was found in a car at a Garda checkpoint.

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The trio were detained after the vehicle was stopped and searched at about 11pm on Sunday night in Co Wicklow.

Garda officers had set up a checkpoint at Coolbeg, near Ashford.

The three men, aged 24, 28 and 34, were taken to Wicklow Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

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