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Thursday 7 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

Gardaí bust uncovers drugs and contraband in crime crackdown

This came as part of the ongoing Operation Thor.

20160301_141456 Garda Press Office Garda Press Office

GARDAÍ IN KILDARE have arrested four men after a number of searches this morning.

A number of premises around the town of Athy were raided at around 8am and uncovered a stash of drugs, contraband and cash.

Cannabis with a street value of around €15,000 was uncovered in one property with a man in his 30s being arrested and held under the Criminal Justice Act.

Another one of the searches uncovered 20 kilos in contraband tobacco as well as €13,000 in cash and €500 in cannabis was seized.

Two men in their 20s have been arrested and are currently detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

20160301_145332 Garda Press Office The stash uncovered in Kildare Garda Press Office

Small amount of heroin (subject to analysis) and cannabis were also found at two other locations in the town.

A fourth man has been arrested under the Non-Fatal Against the Person Act 1997.

These busts were all carried out as part of Operation Thor, a project launched last November with the aim of cracking down on rural crime – specifically burglaries.

Read: Six arrested after raids on houses across south Dublin 

Also: Three adults and two minors arrested in burglary crackdown

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