Multiple Garda raids find €150,000 stolen property including machinery and trailers
As part of Operation Thor, Gardaí from the Kilkenny/Carlow Division commenced a day of searches across a number of locations recently.
Gardai say multiple searches commenced on Thursday January, 12 and continued into today Friday 13, January.
The searches were conduction by members from Kilkenny and Thurles Detective Units and were carried out in Carlow Town, Urlingford, Freshford, Castlecomer, Cuffs Grange (Co. Kilkenny) and Moyne (Co. Tipperary).
A large volume of suspected stolen property has been recovered as part of this operation - early estimates put a value in excess of €150,000.
The property recovered includes power tools, machinery, trailers, ornaments, antiques and pedal cycles.
Gardai say no persons were arrested during the course of these searches and investigations are ongoing.
Earlier this year it was revealed that crime gangs are targeting farmers in a racket in which stolen machinery is sold on - only to be stolen again, from its new owner, a short time later.