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13 people arrested in Thor courts crackdown in west Dublin

The series of arrests were targeted at those in breach-of-court related offences


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GARDAÍ HAVE ARRESTED 13 people as part of an Operation Thor-related targeting of those in breach-of-court related offences.

The 13 people, 11 men aged between 19 and 53 years, and two women aged in their early 30s and early 50s, were arrested in connection with offences under the Thefts and Fraud and Road Traffic Offences Acts.

All of those arrested were taken to Blanchardstown Garda Station before appearing before Blanchardstown District Court yesterday morning.

It was the second high profile swoop under the operation, which is specifically targeting organised crime gangs and repeat offenders, in just 24 hours.

Yesterday gardaí from Kilkenny, Tipperary and Carlow recovered stolen power tools, machinery, and ornaments worth €150,000 in a series of searches in the towns of Urlingford, Freshford, Castlecomer, Cuffs Grange, and Moyne.

Last week, Thor was hailed a success after it emerged that burglaries in the Dublin region reduced by 2,320 in 2016 from the previous year.

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