A man has been arrested after a handgun was seized in the Midlands on Monday.
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 on Monday, July 6.
The stop was made on the M7 at Clonkeen, Portlaoise, Co Laois.
Gardaí carried out a search of the car and a Glock 17 handgun with ammunition was found and seized.
The driver of the car, a 39-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Portlaoise Garda Station where he was detained under Section 30 Offences Against the State Act, 1939/98.