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Man arrested after three handguns and ammunition found in holdall bag

The firearms were found during a search of a premises in Drogheda Town yesterday.

Image: Niall Carson

A MAN HAS been arrested following the discovery of handguns and ammunition in Co Louth. 

As part of an intelligence-led operation under Operation Stratus, gardaí conducted a search of a premises in the centre of Drogheda Town at around 3.45pm yesterday.

During the course of the search, gardaí discovered a holdall bag containing three handguns, assorted magazines and various ammunition. 

A man was arrested. He is currently being detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 at Drogheda Garda Station. 

Investigations are ongoing.

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