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One arrested and drugs seized after Gardai swoop on crime gang

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Gardai have swooped on six locations across three counties today as part of an Operation Thor initiative against organised crime gangs.

Gardai made one arrest and made six drug seizures after hitting locations in Dublin, Carlow and Kildare.

A spokesperson confirmed to the Sunday World that the person arrested was a man in his 30s and he is being held at a garda station in KIldare.

They also confirmed the operation is still ongoing.

This latest raid caps off a week in which the gardai made a number of moves against gangs under Operation Thor.

On Wednesday 52 people were arrested following a series of swoops in the Thomastown area of Kilkenny.

And on Friday they arrested 35 people and seized 105 vehicles as part of an Operation Thor sting in Dublin.

In that swoop Gardai from the Dublin North Divisional Task Force and Burglary Response Unit, assisted by armed detectives from across the Dublin Northern Division, were 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.