A man in his late 20s was arrested at Kill on Thursday evening atfter gardai found a handgun and ammunition in a car he was driving.
The man is currently in custody at Clondalkin Garda Station under Section 30 of the Offences Against The State Act, 1939.
Gardai from the Organised Crime Unit, supported by local Gardaí, stopped a car on the Naas Road close to Kill Co. Kildare. During the course of a search of the car gardaí discovered a handgun and a quantity of ammunition.
According to gardai, it was a planned operation.