Arrest made, drugs seized as part of organised crime operation

Searches were carried out in Kildare, Carlow and Dublin

Arrest made, drugs seized as part of organised crime operation

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Gardaí have arrested one person and seized drugs in an operation targetting organised crime gangs.

Six searches were carried out in Kildare, Carlow and Dublin on Saturday.

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One person was detained and six drugs seizures were made.

A 31-year-old man was arrested and is being held under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act. 

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The crackdown was carried out as part of Operation Thor. It brings the number of people detained this week under the operation to 36.

Operation Thor is a special national garda anti-crime programme, targeting organised crime gangs and repeat offenders.

Gardaí are continuing to urge members of the public to report any suspicious activity to their local station - or ring the Garda Confidential Line on 1800-666-111.

Additional reporting: Teena Gates