Monday, July 06, 2020

The Glock 17 handgun and ammunition that gardaí found in a car they stopped in Portlaoise this afternoon.

GARDA in Portlaoise uncovered a Glock 17 handgun and ammunition when they searched a car at Clonkeen, Portlaoise this afternoon (Monday 6 July).

As part of an intelligence led operation conducted by gardaí in Portlaoise attached to the District Detective Unit and District Drugs Unit, a car was stopped earlier this afternoon on the M7 at Clonkeen.

Gardaí carried out a search of the car where they found a Glock 17 handgun with ammunition, which they seized.

The 39 year old driver of the car was arrested at the scene and taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

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