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Operation Thor comes to a close with 45 arrests, 50 check-points and 4 drugs seizures

A number of people remain in Garda custody following a major anti-crime operation in Carlow.

45 people were arrested in yesterday’s operation targeting criminal activity including burglary, fraud and sexual offences.


120 Gardaí were involved in Operation Thor which included 20 searches and road checkpoints.

14 people were charged with various offences, and a number have appeared before the courts.

Gardaí also made four significant drug seizures – including one of a large quantity of illegal tablets on the M9.

Four vehicles were seized and a total of about 50 checkpoints were carried out around the county.

It comes as the Justice Minister says there will be no let up in the crackdown on criminal gangs engaged in burglary.

Garda figures show a 34 per cent drop in the number of burglaries in the past year, coinciding with the launch of Operation Thor nationally.

There have been more than 30,000 patrols, 2,500 arrests and nearly 16,000 searches carried out by Gardaí – since the operation launched in November last year.