05/12/2019

Firearm Seized & Pair Arrested In Westmeath

Two males have been arrested and a firearm seized by Gardaí investigating organised crime in Blanchardstown, Co Westmeath.

The operation was carried out on Tuesday 03 December, with a fully loaded semi-automatic Makorav handgun removed from a vehicle.

The two males were detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 as amended at Blanchardstown and Finglas Garda Stations.

Investigations are ongoing.



(JG/CM)

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