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Two arrested after gardai seize gun from car in Dublin city centre

Two arrested after gardai seize gun from car in Dublin city centre

Two men are being detained after gardai discovered a gun in a car in Dublin's north inner city last night.

According to gardai, at around 10pm last night officers were carrying out a routine traffic stop on the North Strand.

During this stop officers are said to have become suspicious of a second car in the area and it was stopped and searched.

A follow-up operation led to a third car being searched and a handgun being recovered.

Two men in their 20s have been arrested in connection with this incident and are currently detained at Mountjoy Garda Station under the provisions of Section 30 – Offences Against the State Act 1939.

A car was also seized during the operation.

Gardai say investigations are ongoing.