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Two arrests as €50k worth of stolen industrial and gardening tools seized at Dublin port

Irish men aged 38 and 29 were arrested as part of Operation Thor.

Image: An Garda Síochana

GARDAÍ ARRESTED TWO men at Dublin Port on Saturday evening, as part of its ongoing investigations targeting burglary and theft in the south-east region, Operation Thor.

Officers attached to the south-eastern region, the drugs and organised crime bureau and the special crime task force intercepted two vehicles at Dublin Port which had just arrived from the UK at 7.30pm on Saturday evening.

One of the vehicles was stolen.

A large quantity of stolen industrial power tools and gardening machinery were seized. The value of the good seized is estimated at upwards of €50,000.

Two Irish men, aged 38 and 29, were arrested for handling stolen property. They are being detained at Irishtown Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

They were subsequently charged in relation to handling offences and are due to appear in court this morning.

A statement from gardaí said that investigations are ongoing with the UK authorities to identify the owners of the property seized.

Gardaí believe that the goods were destined for the Irish black market.

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