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West Cork Day of Action 18/12/2018

11 People Arrested in West Cork ‘Day of Action’

As part of Operation Thor a Day of Action was carried out in the West Cork Division on the 18/12/2018. During the operation Gardaí arrested and charged 11 people in relation to a number of recent incidents of robbery, sale and supply of drugs, theft and fraud offences, harassment, criminal damage, handling stolen property and possession of an offensive weapons. A total of 27 charges were brought against the 11 people arrested. 12 summonses and 1 bench warrant were also executed during the day of action.  

The operation was carried out by local Gardaí along with Detective, Drugs Units and Roads Policing Units and members of the Armed Support Unit from Anglesea Street with assistance from Revenue and Customs officers and a Garda Social Welfare Inspector.

As part of the day of action, 2 multi-agency checkpoints were carried out on the N71 in Ballinhassig and on the R586 in Dunmanway. During the checkpoints a number of detections were made including;

  • 1 arrest for drug driving
  • 2 detections for no insurance
  • 2 detections for no road tax
  • 1 detection by Revenue and Customs officers for dyed diesel

Speaking at Bandon Garda Station, Superintendent Brendan Fogarty said, ‘The purpose of these Days of Action are to prevent crime, disrupt criminal activity and to enhance Community engagement. Our Community Gardaí were out at the checkpoints and in our local shopping centres yesterday offering advice and highlighting seasonal home security issues including bogus callers to your door or over the phone. We are always available to talk to our local community about personal safety and would encourage everyone to go visit www.garda.ie for further information and advice’.