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Crackdown on outstanding warrants results in 50 arrests

Many repeat offenders were placed in prison following the operation.


AN OPERATION TARGETING outstanding warrants was executed last week resulting in the arrest of 50 people.

Gardai said a “day of action” was carried out in five garda divisions of Meath, Westmeath, Wicklow, Laois/Offaly and Kildare.

The operation was coordinated by the eastern region and other specialist units based in the area.

A garda spokesman said: “In total, 50 individuals were arrested. A total of 61 bench warrants, one committal warrant and 108 penal warrants were executed. The operation resulted in a significant number of repeat offenders being lodged in prison on foot of penal and committal warrants or brought before the courts in custody.

“This is the third operation targeting warrants in the region since August 2016. To date, 504 warrants have been executed and 160 persons arrested during these operations.”

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