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Over 30 people arrested and 105 vehicles seized by gardai in Dublin operation

Over 30 people arrested and 105 vehicles seized by gardai in Dublin operation

Gardai have arrested 35 people and seized 105 vehicles as part of an Operation Thor sting in Dublin.

Gardai from the Dublin North Divisional Task Force and Burglary Response Unit, assisted by armed detectives from across the Dublin Northern Division, completed six days of action over the last four weeks targeting transient criminals moving through north Dublin committing crime.

The mainly-overt operation consisted of a number of uniform checkpoints set up simultaneously at entrances and exits from areas of north Dublin targeted by these criminals.

As part of these checkpoints all persons passing through the checkpoint, travelling in cars, taxis, bicycles etc. were spoken to and crime prevention information was given out.

As part of the operation, 35 people were arrested for their involvement in crime. 31 were either charged or lodged in prison as a result of outstanding warrants.

Charges include burglary, theft, fraud, immigration offences and possession of offensive weapons. Further charges are expected pending the outcome of analysis of substances seized, believed to be controlled drugs.

In total, 105 vehicles were seized from drivers for a number of Road Traffic Act offences, in particular no insurance and driving while disqualified. Summons will be issued to these drivers in due course for a number of offences breaching the Road Traffic Acts.

These operations will intensify coming to the Christmas period. Gardai are reminding members of the public to lock all windows and doors and activate alarms, regardless of the length of time you spend away from your home. The public are asked to report all suspicious or unusual activity by ringing 999 or your local garda station.