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Gardaí and PSNI work together to stop livestock theft

Over the summer there was an increase in livestock thefts reported in Cavan and Monaghan.

OVER THE PAST week, the gardaí and the PSNI have been working on a joint investigation into the theft of livestock.

The operation involved monitoring the movement of vehicles transporting livestock, predominantly in the border counties where most of the recent livestock theft has taken place.

Organised crime

The week long exercise involved various specialist units dealing with organised crime as well as the traffic corps and specialists in Northern Ireland’s Department of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine in Ireland.

Chief Superintendent James Sheridan of Monaghan Garda Station said:

I wish to acknowledge the support and co-operation we have received from the farmers and local community in the border counties.

He said the gardaí will continue to provide crime prevention advice and assistance to the farming  community in order to “combat these types of crime”.

Read: Calves are being “stolen to order” in border counties>

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