Two men arrested and handgun recovered in Dublin

A car has also been seized

Two men arrested and handgun recovered in Dublin

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Two men have been arrested and a handgun recovered following an incident in Dublin city centre last night.

Gardaí say they were carrying out a routine traffic stop on the North Strand at around 10pm.

Gardaí on the scene are said to have 'become suspicious' of a second car in the area, which was stopped and searched.

In a follow-up operation, a third car was searched and the handgun was recovered.

A car has also been seized following the operation.

Two men in their 20s were arrested in connection with the incident.

They are currently being held at Mountjoy Garda Station.