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20 May 2022

Longford gardaí detain man in Granard after handgun, ammo and balaclava found in car

Longford gardaí detain man in Granard  after handgun, ammo and balaclava found in car

Longford gardaí detain man in Granard after handgun, ammo and balaclava found in car

A man is currently being detained at Granard Garda Station following the seizure of a firearm which was discovered in his vehicle.

The man in his 40s was stopped by uniformed gardaí at approximately 2.40pm this afternoon on suspicion of road traffic offences.

A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the recovery of a handgun and ammo as well as a balaclava, firearm holster and other items.

The man was conveyed to Granard Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939.


 
The firearm and ammunition has been sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis.
 
This investigation is ongoing.

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