In a “day of action” carried out by an Garda Síochána yesterday, Thursday (23rd May), a large quantity of property was seized and four people were arrested.
Released on social media, a spokesperson for Meath Crime Prevention said:
“The purpose of the operation was to target persons believed to be involved in the distribution of counterfeit currency, the sale and supply of drugs and the theft of goods nationwide. Search warrants were obtained, and searches were conducted at ten locations in the town”.
The operation involved Gardaí from all Districts in Meath Division, the Divisional Drug Unit, the National Stolen Car Unit and the Garda Dog Unit.
A number of external agencies also assisted including personnel from Customs and Excise.
Items recovered in the seizure;
- Suspected stolen power tools,
- A stolen caravan,
- Catalytic converters,
- A bicycle believed to be stolen,
- A small quantity of Cocaine,
- Numerous weapons,
- Three canisters of pepper spray.
A Garda spokesperson said:"A number of vehicles were tested for the use of illegal fuel and two of these were subsequently seized by Customs and Excise Officials."
"An Audi car was also seized under the provisions of Section 41, Road Traffic Act, 1994”.
Three of the four people arrested were released after interviews were conducted and are pending further investigations.
The fourth was immediately taken before the courts on foot of a bench warrant.
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