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Man (30s) Remains In Custody After A Gun Was Found In County Clare

Gardai carried out a search of a wooded area in Shannon on Friday afternoon.

A man remains in custody this morning after a gun was found in County Clare.

Ammunition was also recovered during a search.

Gardai carried out a search of a wooded area in Shannon on Friday afternoon.

They were helped by the Emergency Response Unit and Southern Region Dog Unit.

They discovered a Colt M16 rifle, magazine and over 170 rounds of ammunition.

A man in his 30s has been arrested and remains in custody this morning at a Garda station in County Clare.

He can be held for up to 3 days.

The gun and ammunition will be analysed by the Ballistics Section of the Garda National Technical Bureau.
 

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