Monday 25 March 2019

Gardai make dozens of arrests and carry out raids in Cork

Operation Thor saw 29 arrests being made over alleged robbery, threats to kill and drug-dealing.

A stock picture of the Garda badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)
A stock picture of the Garda badge logo (Niall Carson/PA)

By Press Association Reporter

Gardai arrested a total of 29 people in one day of action in Cork.

Operation Thor, carried out in Cork City on Wednesday, saw arrests relating to a number of recent incidents of robbery, threats to kill and sale and supply of drugs.

Thirty two bench warrants were executed on 23 of the 29 people arrested, who were detained at Garda Stations throughout the city and have been brought before the courts.

The remaining six people were released without charge and files will be prepared for the DPP.

Five premises were searched under warrant which resulted in the seizure of 12,600 euro worth of suspected cannabis herb, cannabis resin, ecstasy and heroin.

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Garda signage on a car (Niall Carson/PA)

Three people were arrested as part of the searches have since been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP.

The operations conducted were carried out by local Gardai along with detective, immigration, drugs units, roads policing unit, dog unit and the armed support unit.

Assistance for the Checkpoint Operation was provided by Revenue and Customs officers and the Department of Social Protection.

As part of the day of action, two multi-agency checkpoints were carried out on the South Link road and North Ring Road.

A further nine checkpoints were conducted by roads policing, detective branch and regular unit which resulted in a number of road traffic offences being detected.

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