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Nearly a dozen houses searched, four arrested in Wexford

By Sheetal Sukhija, Ireland News
13 Sep 2018, 23:09 GMT+10

WEXFORD, Ireland - As part of their investigation into the operations of an organized crime gang that is believed to be involved in commercial burglaries across Ireland - Gardai have reportedly made four arrests. 

On Thursday, Gardai said that they had carried out searches at 11 houses in Co Wexford and had seized a number of items believed to be evidence.

The raid reportedly involved over 50 gardaí from Tipperary, Kilkenny, Carlow, Waterford and Wexford, who took part in the search operation. 

Further, the team of investigators were assisted by a Dog Handling Unit attached to the Customs unit at Rosslare Port.

Officials said that simultaneous searches were carried out at the properties in the Enniscorthy area at 6.30 am.

During this raid, three men, two in their 40s and one in his 30s, and a woman in her 20s were arrested.

All the four people have been held at different garda stations in the southeast.

Meanwhile, Gardai revealed that apart from the arrests, they had also seized cash, financial documents and a range of electronic devices including phones, sat navs, walkie talkies and a card key reader.

A small quantity of cigarettes were all seized from the 11 houses searched.

A Garda spokesperson issued a statement saying, "Gardai investigating an organised crime gang suspected to be involved in the commission of commercial burglaries nationwide, have arrested five people and searched a number of properties in Enniscorthy Co Wexford."

"The search operation began simultaneously at 6.30am at 11 houses in the Enniscorthy area. During the course of the searches Gardaí seized cash, electronic devices including phones and satellite navigation systems, walkie talkies, car key reader, small quantity of cigarettes, and financial documents. Assistance was received from the Dog Handling Unit attached to the Customs at Rosslare Port during the searches."

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