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12 arrested, four charged and one sentenced as burglary gang targeted

‘Operation Muster’ was directed at a specific crime gang which gardaí believe stole firearms and other items.

FOUR MEN HAVE been charged, with one man already sentenced, as part of a garda operation targeting crime gangs in the southeast over the past number of days.

A total of 12 people were arrested throughout the region with one woman remaining in custody at Clonmel garda station.

One man pleaded guilty to offences at Clonmel District Court this morning and received a 22 month custodial sentence.

A further three men were charged yesterday evening and were released on bail to appear in court at various dates over the next month.

Two more were imprisoned on arrest while the remaining five people have been released from garda custody without charge .

The garda operation which led to the arrests, named ‘Operation Muster’, was directed at a specific crime gang which they believe were involved in a number 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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