€90k of Cannabis seized in Kildare

As part of Operation Thor, Gardaí from the Kildare District assisted by the Regional Support Unit carried out a number of searches across Kildare from 7am on Friday 9th September 2016 to 4am on Sunday 11th September 2016.This operation consisted of eleven searches of private residences and a number of arrests. Over €90,000 of Cannabis Herb was seized (Subject to analysis).
Files will now be prepared for the information of the Director of Public Prosecutions in relation to the arrests.

Twenty two checkpoints were also carried out by Gardaí and the Taxi Regulator across the Kildare District over the same period of time resulting in a number of road traffic offences being disclosed. Two persons were arrested and detained on suspicion of carrying out burglaries in the Kildare District. They have since been released without charge and a file will now be submitted to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

14 Puppies seized at Dublin Port

Gardaí conducting duty at Dublin Port stopped a car on Promenade Road at approx 12:30 on 03/08/16 which was being driven by a man in his early 20’s.


Within the boot of the vehicle were 14 puppies of various breeds contained in 2 small metal containers. The dogs did not have access to water or fresh air and were being transported in a dangerous manner.

No valid documentation were produced and the dogs were duly seized for alleged cruelty. The D.S.P.C.A. was contacted and it is believed that the value of the dogs is in excess of €17,000 which were expected to be sold in the U.K.


The dogs were then transported to Store Street Garda Station and were surrendered to the D.S.P.C.A. The dogs were healthy but will require to be monitored for a number of days and will be then put forward for adoption.

Summons will be issued in relation to this matter.