CO LAOIS, Ireland - A Glock 17 handgun and ammunition was seized from a car stopped by gardai on the M7 on Monday afternoon.
The stopping of the car and searching of it was part of an intelligence-led operation conducted by garda in Portlaoise attached to the District Detective Unit and District Drugs Unit.
The car was stopped early Monday afternoon on the M7 at Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Co. Laois.
Officers discovered and seized the Glock 17 handgun with ammunition in the car.
The driver, a 39-year old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where he was charged and is currently detained. Heis due to appear before Tullamore District Court on Wednesday morning at 10:30am.