Man (24) arrested in Dublin after gardaí find firearm in car

Vehicle searched as part of an operation targeting organised criminal groups

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A 24-year-old man has been arrested following the discovery of a firearm and ammunition in the Crumlin area of Dublin.

Gardaí made the find after stopping and searching the suspect, and the car he was driving, close to Old County Road last night.

The search was carried out as part of an operation targeting organised criminal groups in the area, a spokesperson said. 

The man was arrested at the scene just after 9pm. He is being detained at Sundrive Road garda station under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act, 1939, as amended.