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Search Operation and Seizure of Catalytic Converters, St. Margarets, Do. Dublin. 14th April, 2021

Gardaí attached to the Dublin Metropolitan Region Divisional Crime Task Force seized 300 catalytic converters during a search operation in Co. Dublin yesterday morning, Wednesday 14th April, 2021.

At approximately 10am yesterday morning, Gardaí attached to the DMR Divisional Crime Task Force searched a business premises in St. Margarets, Co. Dublin under warrant. They were assisted by personnel from the Ballymun Garda station, Fingal County Council Staff and a Customs and Revenue Officer and dog handler.

The search was conducted as part of the ongoing investigation into the theft of catalytic converters throughout the Dublin Metropolitan Region and subsequent regions.

During the course of the search operation, Gardaí seized 300 catalytic convertors weighing a total of 1275kg and an estimated value of €150,000 were seized under Section 7 Criminal Justice Act 2006. All items seized are subject to a technical examination. A vehicle entered the premises which had no tax or insurance and was subsequently seized under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act.

Investigations are ongoing.