Gardaí in Drogheda arrest 16 people following major operation 8 months ago

Gardaí in Drogheda arrest 16 people following major operation

A total of 32 searches were conducted in Drogheda on Thursday.

Gardaí in Drogheda arrested sixteen people and 32 searches were conducted as part of a Day of Action carried out under Operation Stratus investigating criminality within the Drogheda Garda District.

Operation Stratus aims to find information regarding a number of incidents, including firearms offences, possession of drugs, petrol bomb incidents, criminal damage offences and general road traffic offences.

30 searches were conducted at houses in the District and 14 people were arrested on foot of outstanding warrants within the Drogheda Garda District.

All 14 people arrested have been brought before both the District and Circuit Courts of foot of these warrants.

A further two men (23 & 19 years) were arrested on suspicion of the commission of criminal acts within the Drogheda Garda District in recent weeks.

The 19-year-old man was charged and taken before Dundalk District Court whilst the second man (23 years) remains in custody detained under the provisions of Section 4 of The Criminal Justice Act, 1984 in Drogheda Garda Station.

Two separate searches were conducted under a warrants issued under The Misuse of Drugs Act, 1977.

Also, as part of the same operation, members of the Road Policing Unit attached to Drogheda Garda Station conducted an operation which resulted in the seizure of five vehicles under Section 41 of The Road Traffic Act, 1994 along with the issuing of 35 on the spot penalty notices for various roads traffic offences.

This operation is ongoing and updates will follow.