Tuesday 16 January 2018

Gardai arrest 34 people as part of 'Project Storm'

Gardai carrying out checkpoints as part of 'Project Storm'
Gardai carrying out checkpoints as part of 'Project Storm'
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

Gardai have arrested 34 people as part of 'Project Storm', aimed at preventing crime, disrupting criminal activity and enhancing community engagement in Waterford City.

The targeted arrests were made in connection with ongoing investigations into recent burglary, theft, criminal damage, assault and violent disorder incidents and in relation to bench and penal warrants.

A total of 72 checkpoints were carried out and crime prevention and road safety information was distributed to motorists during the checkpoints.

Some 12 operational searches were carried out as part of ongoing investigations, including six locations targeting reported drug crime.

In 18 neighbourhoods across the city, increased high visibility foot patrols were carried out.

Approximately 120 members took part in the operation which was led by Gardaí from Waterford District and Division, assisted by the Armed Support Unit and trainee Gardaí from the Garda College, Templemore.

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