Two males arrested and firearm seized in Dundalk

Ami Connolly

Reporter:

Ami Connolly

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Gardaí arrested two males and seized a firearm in dundalk yesterday morning (Tuesday) as part of an ongoing investigation targeting dissident Republican activity.

Gardaí arrested two males and seized a firearm in dundalk yesterday morning (Tuesday) as part of an ongoing investigation targeting dissident Republican activity.

Gardaí arrested two males and seized a firearm as part of an ongoing investigation targeting dissident Republican activity.

Gardaí attached to Garda Headquarters and local Garda units carried out a planned operation yesterday morning (Tuesday) in Dundalk.

As part of the operation a male in his 40s was arrested and a firearm (rifle) recovered when members of the Regional Support Unit stopped and searched a car on Point Road.

A second male, in his late 50s, was later arrested during a follow up search at a house also in Dundalk.

Both men are currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences against the State Act, 1939 at Dundalk Garda Station.

Enquiries are ongoing.