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Arrest and Seizure of Firearm, Granard Co. Longford, 30th December 2021

Issue Date: 30th December 2021

Gardai have seized a firearm and arrested a man and in Granard, Co. Longford, this afternoon, Thursday 30th December 2021.

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