Gardaí arrest 29 in Cork during Operation Thor Day of Action

Gardaí arrest 29 in Cork during Operation Thor Day of Action
Checkpoint carried out on the South Link Road during the Operation Thor Day of Action in Cork yesterday

Twenty-nine people were arrested in Cork yesterday as part of the gardaí's Operation Thor Day of Action.

Gardaí arrested a total of 29 people in relation to a number of recent incidents of robbery, threats to kill and sale and supply of drugs.

Out of this group, 32 bench warrants were executed on 23 of the persons arrested while the remaining six were released without charge and files will be prepared for the DPP.

There was a total of five searches done in building across Cork with €12,600 worth of suspected cannabis herb, cannabis resin, ecstasy and heroin seized, subject to garda analysis.

These searches led to three arrests, all of whom have since been released and a file will be prepared for the DPP, gardaí say.

The operations conducted were carried out by local gardaí along with Detective, Immigration, Drugs Units, Roads Policing Unit, Dog Unit and the Armed Support Unit. Assistance for the Checkpoint Operation was provided by Revenue and Customs officers and the Department of Social Protection.

Multi Agency briefing for the day of action in Cork City
Multi Agency briefing for the day of action in Cork City

Gardaí say Immigration and Department of Social Protection have a number of follow-up investigations to conduct.

Meanwhile, Revenue and Customs Officers checked 60 cars for green diesel, but found none.

Gardaí also held a crime prevention and community safety talk in Ballinlough Community Hall following the recent upsurge in thefts from vehicles.

Community Policing Personnel also assembled a stand at Merchants Quay Shopping centre with a focus on crime prevention. They also conducted a number of school visits focusing on crime prevention, personal safety and anti-social behaviour.

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