Saturday 20 January 2018

‘Operation Munster’ to tackle organised crime in the South Eastern region

'Operation Munster' has already resulted in 12 arrests.
'Operation Munster' has already resulted in 12 arrests.

Gardai have commenced ‘Operation Munster’ to combat organised criminal activity in the South Eastern region and has resulted in 12 arrests in first day of operation.

Gardai from Tipperary, Kilkenny and Waterford will supported by the Regional Support Unit with the assistance of Officers from Customs & Excise commenced "Operation Munster", primarliy burglaries in the region.

During the operation 42 residential premises were searched and an amount of property was seized, the property included jewellery and electronic equipment, with a total of 12 arrests.

Eight ( 6 males & 2 females) of those arrested are being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 and as part of the lead up to this mornings operation a number of the gang members have had their bank accounts frozen.

The gang are suspected to be responsible for a large amount of burglaries.  During these burglaries a number of legally held firearms, and quantities of jewellery, cash, electronic goods and other valuable items were stolen. 

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