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Man arrested after handgun and ammunition seized during search of car in Portlaoise

Investigations are ongoing.

An image of the seized firearm
An image of the seized firearm
Image: Garda Press Office

A MAN HAS been arrested after gardaí seized a handgun and ammunition during a search of a car in Co Laois earlier today. 

As part of an intelligence led operation carried out by gardaí, a car was stopped early this afternoon on the M7 in Clonkeen in Portlaoise. 

Gardaí carried out a search of the car and a Glock 17 handgun with ammunition was found and seized. 

The driver of the car, a 39-year-old man, was arrested at the scene.

He was taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939/98.

Investigations are ongoing.

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