Sat, 22 Jan 2022

DUBLIN, Ireland - A man arrested after the seizure of a firearm and ammunition in Dublin, will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice next month.

The man, aged in his 60s, was arrested and charged after a search of a car in the early hours of Monday morning.

Aside from the firearm and ammunition, a balaclava, two extendable batons, and a baseball bat, were also seized.

"Shortly after midnight (on Monday), garda stopped and conducted a search of a car on Westmoreland Street. During the search, ammunition, an extendable baton, and balaclava were discovered. A follow-up search was conducted at a residential property in Dublin 11 which resulted in the seizure of a firearm, extendable baton, baseball bat, and other items, a statement issued by gardai on Tuesday said.

"A man in his 60s was arrested in relation to this seizure and was detained under the provisions of Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 at Pearse Street Garda station. He has since been charged in relation to this incident and is due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice on the 23rd December 2021," the statement said.

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