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Thursday 18 September 2014

Gardai charged four men in relation to organised crime following 'Operation Munster' investigation

Published 06/03/2014 | 11:22

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In total 12 people were arrested for 'Operation Munster'.

Four men have been charged in relation to organised crime.

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One man was charged yesterday morning and appeared before Clonmel District Court where he entered a guilty plea and received a 22 month custodial sentence.

Three other men were charged yesterday evening and released on bail to appear before Kilkenny and Clonmel District Courts on March 11, March 27, and April 1.

In total 12 people were arrested and detained at various garda stations throughout the region.

One woman remains in custody at Clonmel garda station. Two were lodged to prison on arrest and the remaining five people have been released from garda custody without charge.

Files are being prepared for the Director of Public Prosecution.

Gardai say the investigation into organised criminal activity in the region is still ongoing.

"Operation Muster” commenced on March 4 and involved gardaí from Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford supported by the Regional Support Unit with the assistance of Officers from Customs & Excise.

The operation targeted a specific organised crime gang operating in criminal activities namely burglaries across the above named counties.

During the operation 42 residential premises were searched and an amount of property was seized, the property included jewellery and electronic equipment.

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