DUBLIN, Ireland - An occupant in a car stopped by gardai in Dublin on Friday night was found to be carrying a Glock pistol and 12 rounds of ammunition in his backpack.
Garda attached to Ronanstown Garda Station stopped the vehicle on the Neilstown Road, Clondalkin, about 10km southwest of the Dublin city centre, and carried out a search of the backpack
The interception took place around 7:20pm on Friday night.
The Glock pistol and 12 rounds of ammunition were seized by garda and have been sent to the Garda Ballistics Unit for analysis.
The man, aged in his early 20s, who was arrested is currently being detained at Ronanstown Garda Station.
Gardai say investigations are ongoing.