Updated: 12/04/18 : 05:49:20
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Arrest as firearm and drugs seized in Ballymote search

A man is being quizzed after gardai found a gun in the boot of a car late on Tuesday night.

The seizure was made outside a house in Ballymote, Sligo, at 10.30pm.

Cannabis herb worth €1,000 was also found in the raid.

A 37-year-old was arrested at the scene. He is being held at Ballymote Garda Station.

A garda spokesman said: “Gardai attached to Ballymote Garda Station, Co. Sligo have seized a firearm in the boot of a vehicle.

“A search warrant was obtained for a house in Ballymote on Tuesday night and during the search, cannabis herb (subject to analysis) to the value of €1,000 was seized and a firearm.

“The vehicle linked to this investigation has been seized by gardai.

“The firearm has been removed to the Garda Ballistics Section in Garda Headquarters for forensic examination.

“One man, aged 37, was arrested at the scene and taken to Ballymote Garda Station where he remains in Garda custody detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939/98.”