45 arrested following major garda operation in Carlow

Six of those charged are due before Carlow District Court

45 arrested following major garda operation in Carlow

File photo

Carlow gardaí have charged 14 people following an operation to target crime.

Operation Thor is designed to "prevent crime, disrupt criminal activity and apprehend criminals wanted on warrant".

Six of those charged are due to appear before Carlow District Court.

A number of searches were carried out at locations identified following on from investigations into recent burglaries and robberies, which had taken place in Carlow.

A total of 45 people have been arrested as part of this operation.

Sixteen people were detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal justice Act, 14 people have been charged with criminal offences, and 28 people have been arrested under warrant.

A further four people have been arrested on suspicion of committing an offence under section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.

As part of the operation, four vehicles were also seized.

Gardaí monitored Operation Thor targets and activities of local criminals by means of checkpoints.

Crime prevention leaflets were also handed out to members of the public to increase the awareness of protection of personal property and possessions.

A total of 70 gardaí were involved in the operation - including local gardaí, the Mounted Unit, Dog Unit and the Regional Support Unit.

They were also supported by 50 trainee gardaí from the Garda College, Templemore.