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Two arrested as gardai seize firearm, pipe bomb, drugs and cash in Limerick

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Gardaí have arrested two people and seized a firearm, a pipe bomb, drugs and around €27,000 in cash in Co Limerick.

Shortly before 8.30pm yesterday, gardaí from Henry Street were on patrol when they stopped and searched a car in the Castleconnell area.

During the search, around €27,000 in cash was seized.

A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested and brought to Henry Street Garda Station. He is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

Two follow up searches were carried out at houses in the Castleconnell area later that evening.

At the first house, gardaí seized a firearm and a pipe bomb. A woman in her 40s was arrested and she is currently detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 30 Offences Against The State Act, 1939.

The Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal team attended the scene and the suspected pipe bomb was taken for further examination.

At the second house, gardaí seized €1,000 of suspected cannabis herb. No arrests were made following this seizure.

All of the items seized will now be sent for technical analysis.

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