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Friday 22 September 2017

Gardaí seize €50k worth of tools stolen in the UK and brought to Ireland for sale on black market

Two men are due in court this morning in relation to the offences

Goods seized by gardaí at Dublin Port
Goods seized by gardaí at Dublin Port

Gardaí have recovered more than €50,000 worth of stolen tools and equipment which was destined be sold on the black market here.

The stolen industrial power tools and gardening machinery were stolen in the UK before being brought here to sell

The goods were discovered in two vehicles, one of which was also stolen, at Dublin Port on Saturday evening.

Two Irish men (aged 29 and 38) were also arrested and will appear in the Criminal Courts of Justice this morning, charged with handling stolen property.

The operation was carried out by gardaí attached to the South Eastern Region, the Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau and the Special Crime Task Force.

The value of the stolen property seized in this investigation is estimated at upward of €50,000.

Investigations are on going in conjunction with the UK authorities to identify all the owners of the property seized, which was destined for the Irish black market, a garda spokeswoman said.

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