Three men arrested as part of ongoing Drogheda criminal investigation 9 months ago

Three men arrested as part of ongoing Drogheda criminal investigation

The men were arrested on Friday.

Gardaí in Drogheda, County Louth have made arrests relating to ongoing criminal activity in the area.

Drogheda has been hit with a spate of violent incidents in recent months, leading to An Garda Síochána launching Operation Stratus in October, designed to dismantle criminal networks in the town.

"I want to assure the people of Drogheda that we will deal forcibly with the crime gangs and dismantle their criminal networks," said Christy Mangan, Chief Superintendent in charge of the Louth Garda Division, at the beginning of May.

"I ask that the community in Drogheda continue to support us and I reassure them that we have a very comprehensive Operational plan in place to deal with the criminals involved."

A number of incidents have been reported, including firearms offences, possession of drugs, petrol bomb incidents, criminal damage offences and general road traffic offences.

In April, houses were targeted with suspect devices, and a shooting took place in broad daylight in the Hardman's Gardens area.

On Friday (10 May), Gardaí attended the scene of a stolen burnt out car.

Follow-up investigations led to three men - ages not disclosed - being arrested for criminal damage.

One of the men has been detained in Drogheda Garda Station, with the other two taken to Dundalk Garda Station.

Investigations are ongoing.