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File photo: Ford transit van
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Suspected stolen vehicles seized in major garda operation

Gardaí were assisted in the searches by officials from Revenue and the Department of Social Welfare.
Mar 15th 2016, 10:40 AM 21,524 19

FOURTEEN SUSPECTED STOLEN vehicles have been seized in Granard and Longford as part of a major garda operation.

Twelve Ford transit vans, one Ford camper van and one caravan were confiscated during the intelligence-led operation yesterday afternoon, gardaí said.

Revenue and Department of Social Welfare officials assisted in the searches, which also saw a large amount of documentary evidence being seized.

The operation is understood to be aimed at cracking down on the importation of stolen vehicles and “clocking” (tampering with the mileage readout) of cars.

No arrests were made and investigations are ongoing.

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