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Day of Action Targeting Vehicles and Related Criminal Activity, K District, Dublin - 16th April 2024

Issue Date: 17th April 2024

Gardaí in the K District conducted a Day of Action yesterday, Tuesday, 16th April 2024, resulting in the seizure of 31 vehicles, quantities of drugs and a number of weapons. Gardaí made seven arrests.

The purpose of this Day of Action was to seize vehicles suspected of involvement in dangerous driving incidents within the K District and to disrupt the sale and supply of controlled drugs within the area.

Specialist units from An Garda Síochána assisted in this Day of Action including the K District Community Policing personnel, K District Drugs Unit, K District Detective Units, K District Crime Task Force, Divisional Roads Policing Unit and the Dublin Metropolitan Region Crime Response Team. Members of Dublin City Council’s Animal Welfare Section also provided assistance.

During yesterday’s operation, which involved 50 members of An Garda Síochána, 44 searches were carried out along with a number of checkpoints.

The following vehicles were seized by Gardaí

• 3 high-powered motorbikes
• 9 scrambler motorbikes
• 3 quad bikes
• 1 moped
• 8 e-scooters
• 2 e-bikes
• 5 cars
Gardaí also seized the following drugs and weapons
• €5,000 Cannabis
• €100 Cocaine
• €1,585 cash
• Bolt action rifle
• Axe
• Baseball bat
• Meat cleaver
• Two flick knives
• Stanley knife

20 FCPN’s were issued for various road traffic offences.

Seven men were arrested and charged by Gardaí for drug, road traffic and theft offences.

Commenting on yesterday’s day of action, Chief Superintendent Michael McNulty, DMR West, remarked "the actions today of local Gardaí supported by colleagues from the Dublin region and Dublin City Council will provide reassurance to our communities that we will continually tackle criminality and antisocial behaviour with the ultimate aim of keeping people safe”.

In the run up to this day action, significant work was undertaken within the local community. Community Policing Gardaí carried out a number of road safety talks at schools in the area and community engagement stands were set up at a number of shopping centres. On 22nd March, Gardaí held a successful bicycle security event day in Finglas which was attended by 80 people.
Investigations are ongoing.