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22 Jan 2022

Man in Midlands found with a handgun, ammunition and a balaclava released on bail

UPDATE: Man on Granard firearm charges released on bail

Man in Midlands found with a handgun, ammunition and a balaclava released on bail

A man found with a handgun, a magazine of ammunition, a balaclava and other items yesterday afternoon has been released on bail following a special district court sitting on Friday evening.

The man, aged in his 40s, was stopped by uniformed Gardaí on Thursday afternoon on suspicion of traffic offences.

Gardaí subsequently conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered a handgun, a magazine of ammunition, a balaclava and other items.

The man appeared before a special sitting of Mullingar District Court this evening charged with possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition.

He was remanded on bail to reappear in March.

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