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Man charged following seizure of handgun during search of car in Portlaoise

The seizure was made during a search of a car yesterday afternoon.

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A MAN HAS been charged after gardaí seized a handgun and ammunition during a search of a car in Co Laois yesterday. 

As part of an intelligence led operation carried out by gardaí, a car was stopped yesterday 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 was detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939/98.

Gardaí have now charged the man in relation to the seizure of the firearm. 

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He is due to appear before Tullamore District Court tomorrow at 10.30am. 

Comments are closed as legal proceedings are ongoing. 

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