Sunday 17 December 2017

Gardai hunt armed gang after arrest

A man is being questioned after an armed gang was intercepted by gardai.

The 49-year-old was detained in Ballybofey, Co Donegal, about 23km from the border.

Gardai spotted a gang acting suspiciously in the town about 8pm last night and checkpoints were set up.

A handgun was recovered after a car was stopped.

The arrested man, who is being questioned under section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, is being held at Letterkenny garda station.

Further checkpoints have been set up in the county and searches have been carried out in the hunt for three other men.

Press Association

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