Photo: Two Men From Dublin Arrested After Gun Found In Vehicle

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Two Dublin men have been arrested after a fully loaded semi-automatic gun found in a vehicle in Westmeath.

Two Dublin men have been detained by Gardai after they discovered a fully loaded weapon in a car in the midlands.

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Blanchardstown, Detective Gardai undertook out a policing operation on Tuesday morning. The investigation resulted in the arrest of the pair in Westmeath.

According to reports, a fully loaded semi-automatic Makorav handgun was found in the vehicle.

The two men were subsequently arrested with the help of the Emergency Response Unit in Rathowen, Co. Westmeath. A spokesman for Gardai said that:

“The two males are detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939 as amended at Blanchardstown and Finglas Garda Stations.  Investigations are ongoing.”