Firearm probe  | 

Gardai seize gun, ammunition and balaclava after stopping car in Co Longford

"The firearm and ammunition has been sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis."
Photo of the firearm seized

Photo of the firearm seized

Eimear Rabbitt

A man is being questioned after Gardai stopped a car and seized a firearm in Co Longford this afternoon.

At around 2:40pm, Gardai in Granard stopped a car on suspicion of road traffic offences and arrested a man aged in his 40s.

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

A garda spokesperson said: "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 statement added: "The firearm and ammunition has been sent to the Ballistics Unit for analysis. This investigation is ongoing."

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