A sawn off shotgun and a quantity of ammunition have been seized by police in Craigavon.
A member of the public located the items in the Drumgask Road area on Friday morning.
A spokesperson for the PSNI said: “While the items appeared to have been there for some time, the weapon was loaded and presented a clear danger to local people or anyone walking or travelling through the area.
“We are grateful to the member of the public who found this item for bringing it to police attention and enabling us to dispose of it safely.
“Anyone who comes across any object or similar item is encouraged to do likewise and contact police immediately.