Police have recovered a firearm following a search of a property in the Annadale Crescent area of south Belfast.
Officers were alerted to the presence of the firearm at a house undergoing refurbishment on Monday.
The scene was held overnight and a further search was conducted on Tuesday. The firearm has now been taken away for forensic examination.
Detective Inspector Richard Thornton asked for anyone with any information about this incident to contact detectives at Musgrave on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.