Gardaí have seized a pistol and ammunition following a car search in Dublin

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A pistol and ammunition have been seized by gardaí following a car search in Clondalkin, Dublin.

The car search took place on the Neilstown Road at approximately 7:20pm last night.

The firearm, a Glock pistol, and the 12 rounds of ammunition was discovered in a bag inside the car.

The pistol and ammunition will be sent to the Garda Ballistics Unit.

A man in his early 20s was arrested at the scene and is currently being detained at Ronanstown Garda Station.