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Gardai recover 1000 stolen beer kegs and arrest 27 people in ‘Metal Theft Action Day’ sweeps

Published 13/06/2014 | 16:37

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Some 1,000 beer kegs were recovered.

Gardai recovered 1000 stolen beer kegs and arrested 27 people in ‘Metal Theft Action Day’ sweeps.

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The sweeps took place on May 21 and 22 in Wicklow, Dublin and Cavan.

The searches were coordinated by Europol and involved authorities in 20 European countries.

A number of premises in Wicklow, Dublin and Cavan were searched and 1000 stolen beer kegs were found.

Gardai made the arrests for a variety of offences including burglary, theft and ‘related matters’ during the two-day operation.

A large number of other offences were also detected including breaches of the Road Traffic Acts, a garda statement said.

This operation was conducted with the co-operation of the Metal Theft Forum, the local authorities and other interested stake holders with responsibility for enforcing the legislation in this area.  

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