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Two men arrested after handgun, ammunition and silencer found in car

Published 14/07/2015 | 14:46

Gardai (Stock image)
Gardai (Stock image)

Two men in their twenties were arrested after a handgun, ammunition and a silencer were discovered in the car in which they were driving.

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Gardai stopped the car at approximately 5pm yesterday evening on Carton Way, Ballymun, Dublin following reports of suspicious activity.

Gardai searched the vehicle and found a 9mm handgun in the footwell of the front passenger seat, together with 3 rounds of 9mm ammunition, and a silver silencer.

The two men, aged 25 and 22, were arrested at the scene and taken to Coolock Garda Station.

They are both detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939. 

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