Trim Gardaí “Day of Action" 23/5/2019
Gardaí in Trim carried out a "day of action” on Thursday 23rd May which culminated in the seizure of a large quantity of stolen property and the arrest of four persons.
The purpose of the operation was to target those involved in the distribution of counterfeit currency, the sale and supply of drugs and the theft of goods nationwide. Warrants were obtained and searches were carried out at ten locations in the town.
The operation involved Gardaí from Districts in the Meath Division, including the Divisional Drug Unit along with the National Stolen Car Unit and the Garda Dog Unit. A number of external agencies also assisted including personnel from Customs and Excise.
As a result of these searches, an assortment of items were seized including suspected stolen power tools, a stolen caravan, catalytic convertors, a bicycle believed to be stolen, a small quantity of Cocaine, numerous weapons and 3 canisters of pepper spray.
A number of vehicles were tested for the use of illegal fuel and two of these were subsequently seized by Customs and Excise Officials. An Audi car was also seized under the provisions of Section 41, Road Traffic Act, 1994.
Four people were arrested during the course of these searches. One was brought before the courts on foot of a bench warrant. The remaining three were released after interviews were conducted and pending further investigations.
An image of some of the items seized is available here