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23/09/2021

Carlow gardaí make 28 arrests for raft of offences including drugs and child pornography

Carlow gardaí make 28 arrests for raft of offences including drugs and child pornography

Carlow gardaí make 28 arrests for raft of offences including drugs and child pornography

Gardaí in Carlow have made 28 arrests following an Operation Thor crackdown on crime throughout the county on Tuesday, January 29.

Numerous searches were conducted as part of the operation, including the seizure of cannabis herb and plants worth €25,000 in Leighlinbridge.

Other offences yielding arrests included thefts, assaults, burglaries, criminal damage, extortion/fraud, child pornography, drugs offences and cultivation of drugs.

According to Carlow gardaí, 28 people arrested, 20 people were charged while 14 were arrested on warrants.

On foot of the operation, five people appeared at a special sitting of Carlow District Court on Tuesday evening with two remanded in custody.

Gardaí also carried out 60 checkpoints where six vehicles were seized and one person was arrested and charged for drink driving.

Revenue Officials also assisted in this operation and sampled 50 vehicles with one detection for illegal green diesel. A fixed charge penalty notice will be issued in this case.

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