Man (30s) arrested over €100,000 livestock theft from Irish farm
Published 01/10/2015 | 13:17
A man in his 30s has been arrested in connection with the theft of livestock, valued at around €100,000, from a farm in Co Westmeath.
Niall Dillon (34), a full-time farmer and cattle transporter, reported 100 animals stolen in June of this year from his lands in Cornaher, Kilbeggan.
Gardai had launched an investigation into the incident and a reward of €10,000 had been offered to anybody with information on the heist.
All animals - which included nine cows and nine calves - were tagged and fully traceable under the Department of Agriculture's system.
Gardaí said at the time that it was unusual for such a large volume of animals to be taken.
The arrested man is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Ballyshannon Garda Station.