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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 3°C
Garda Press Office An image of the seized firearm

Gun seized and two charged after garda chase in Mullingar

A man in his 30s and another in his 50s were chased and arrested by gardaí.

LAST UPDATE | Aug 10th 2023, 5:44 PM

GARDAÍ HAVE CHARGED two men who were arrested after a gun was seized following a chase in Mullingar yesterday.

A plain clothes garda patrol car, attached to Mullingar Garda Station, directed a car of interest to stop as part of an ongoing investigation into organised criminal activity inthe area.

The car failed to stop for gardaí for a period of time.

When the car eventually stopped, a male occupant fled the vehicle.

The man, who is in his 30s, was chased and apprehended by Gardaí and arrested.

A bag which had been discarded during the foot chase was recovered by gardaí and a firearm and ammunition were seized.

Subsequently a second occupant of the vehicle, a man in his 50s, was arrested and both men were taken to a Garda Station in Co Westmeath where they were detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.

A number of follow up searches were conducted at residential premises in the Mullingar area and a number of items of evidence were also seized.

Both men have since been charged and are due to appear before Mullingar District Court this evening at 7.30pm.

Investigations are ongoing.

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