Two men and a woman have been arrested after gardaí seized €10,000 worth of cannabis and a loaded pistol with a silencer in Newcastlewest in Co Limerick. 

One man, aged 29 has been charged under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) and will appear before a special sitting of Limerick District Court later today. 

The second man, aged 61 and the woman aged 32, were detained under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act.

They were both released without charge but a file has been sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions.