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35 arrested over 48 hours in covert garda operations

Crime DeskBy Morgan Flanagan Creagh
35 arrested over 48 hours in covert garda operations

Three separate covert gardai operations in Blanchardstown, Portaloise and Cavan town have resulted in 35 arrests in the past 48-hours.

Operation Sarto in Cavan, Operation Nero in Portlaoise and Operation Rhea in Blanchardstown were targeting networks that supply drugs in local areas.

Arrangements have been made to bring a total of 54 individuals before the respective local courts, charged with over 240 offences contrary to the ‘Misuse of Drugs Act 1977/84’ collectively.

The operations were focused on drug trafficking, with a specific emphasis on heroin dealing.

In total 47 men and 7 women, ranging in age from 15 to 49 years, are being prosecuted for drug trafficking offences.

19 offenders were charged in Cavan, 16 in Portlaoise and 19 in Blanchardstown.

Those arrested and charged will appear in court this morning at 10.30am.