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Man due in court in connection with possession of gun in backpack near train station

The man was arrested on Monday evening in the vicinity of Colbert Station in Limerick city.
Apr 11th 2018, 7:27 AM 12,613 0

File Photo Middle-ranking gardaí say there is a chronic shortage of supervisors to monitor the increased number of gardaí being recruited. The Association of Garda Sergeants and Inspectors said more than 160 more sergeants are needed immediately. End Source: Leah Farrell/Rollingnews.ie

A 25-YEAR-OLD man is due before Limerick District Court today in connection with the possession of a firearm in a backpack.

Gardaí stopped the man in the vicinity of Colbert Station in the city on Monday evening and found he was in possession of a loaded gun, on the back of an intelligence operation in the city.

The gun was located in a backpack along with some loose ammunition.

The man was arrested at the scene and detained at Roxboro Garda Station.

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