A man has been arrested after cannabis and a firearm were seized during the search of a house in Co Sligo.

The search was carried out at the house in Ballymote at around 10.30pm last night.

The firearm was found in the boot of a car, which has been seized by gardaí.

The weapon was taken to the Garda Ballistics Section in Garda Headquarters for a forensic exam.

The 37-year-old man was arrested at the scene and taken to Ballymote Garda Station.