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Two arrested after gardaí find loaded handgun in car in west Dublin

A man and a woman in their 30s have been arrested.

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GARDAÍ BELIEVE THEY have stopped a planned murder after they discovered a loaded handgun in a car this afternoon.

Officers in Finglas were carrying out a gangland operation in Rathborne Village, Ashtown, west Dublin this afternoon.

During the operation, they searched a car and recovered a handgun along with a number of rounds of ammunition.

A man and woman who are both in their 30s were arrested at the scene.

A garda spokesman said: “They are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Finglas Garda Station. The operation is ongoing and further updates will follow.”

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