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Arrest and Seizure of Firearm, Portlaoise, 6th July, 2020.

As part of an intelligence led operation conducted by Gardaí in Portlaoise attached to the District Detective Unit and District Drugs Unit, a car was stopped early this afternoon Monday 6th July, 2020 on the M7 at Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.  

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 man (39 years) was arrested at the scene and taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939/98.

Investigations ongoing.