Firearm seized following arrests in Louth

Gardaí stopped a car on the M1 last night

Gardaí have arrested two people and seized a firearm following the search of a car near Lusk, Co. Dublin.

As part of an on-going Garda operation targeting organised crime in Louth, Gardaí stopped a car on the M1 last night, Thursday 8th September at 8.30pm.

During the course of a search of the car, Gardaí recovered a 3.65 calibre handgun. The occupants of the car, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 30s, were arrested.

Both are detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 at Drogheda Garda Station.