A man is in police custody following the seizure of a firearm and several rounds of ammunition on the Causeway main road in Westmoreland on Sunday.
He is 26-year-old Dwayne Galloway otherwise called 'Pull Up', a labourer of Mint Road, Grange Hill, Westmoreland.
Galloway was accosted about 8:45 pm after he reportedly aroused the suspicion of officers, who were on duty in the area.
The police said he was searched and one HS2000 9mm pistol with a magazine containing thirteen 9mm rounds of ammunition was found in his possession.
He as subsequently arrested and charged with illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.
Galloway is scheduled to appear before the Western Regional Gun Court at a later date.