An anti-crime exercise in Palo Seco led to the arrest of a 30 year old Erin man.
Police were on mobile patrol along SS Erin Road shortly before 11am yesterday when they saw 3 men standing in the vicinity of the market.
As the officers approached, two of the men ran off while the third tried to enter a vehicle parked a short distance away.
They intercepted him and found a pistol with 12 rounds of ammunition
Investigations are ongoing.