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Tipperary Garda Inquiries Lead To Arrest Of Grave Robber

A woman was arrested and charged in relation to thefts at a graveyard in Drangan village, Thurles, Co.Tipperary.

Both uniformed and detective Gardaí from Fethard Garda Station conducted multiple enquiries, which eventually led to a suspect being identified. The arrest following the theft of flower pots from various graves within the local church grounds.

The owners of the graves, from which item were taken, have since been identified and contacted by Gardaí.

As part of their investigations, Gardaí carried out a search in Co. Kilkenny on Friday last and arrested a woman, understood to be aged in her 40’s.

We understand that a substantial amount of suspected stolen property, believed to have been removed from Drangan Church grounds was recovered.

On arrest, the woman was taken to Clonmel Garda Station; detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, before being charged to appear before Clonmel District Court on Tuesday October 27th.


Gardaí Warn of New Phishing Scam

Fraudulent Email Alert

An Garda Síochána wish to alert the public to a ‘phishing’ scam whereby persons are being contacted by an email claiming to be from the Department of Justice and Equality, but will use the words ‘Ireland Justice Department’ and will come from the email address ‘jury@justice.ie’.

The main body of text asks people to register for jury service by clicking on the link, ‘justice.ie’.
When clicked on; it redirects people to a cloned website, where a person’s name, date of birth and PPS number is sought.

Gardaí are advising the public as follows:

  • Do not respond to unsolicited emails
  • Do not clicks onto links contained within them
  • Do not give away any personal data
  • Report the matter to An Garda Siochana
  • Be aware that the public are never asked to register for jury service in this manner as people are contacted by summons for jury service by the County Registrar.

More information is available from Courts Services via the following link https://www.courts.ie/jury-service


Garda Drug Seizure In Tipperary

A search was conducted, yesterday evening, at Highfield Grove, Clonmel, Co.Tipperary, by members of the Clonmel District Drugs Unit.

Suspected drugs including cocaine, MDMA (Ecstasy), Cannabis and Alprazolam (short-acting tranquilizer), with an estimated street value of €2,500, were seized along with digital scales and deal bags.

A man in his 20’s was arrested and detained at Clonmel Garda Station.


CAB Seize Cars Valued 2 Million Euros In Tipperary

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), headed by Detective Chief Superintendent Michael Gubbins, have seized 80 cars worth more than 2 million Euros from a car dealership here in Co. Tipperary. Same operation is part of an investigation into a UK-based Pakistan and Lithuanian organised crime gang.

This morning’s CAB seizures were supported by the Emergency Response Unit, the Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit, the Garda National Immigration Bureau, the Garda Technical Bureau and the Revenue Customs Dog Unit, which carried out six searches in homes and businesses in both Co. Clare and Co. Tipperary.

In total cars seized included Range Rover’s; Volvo’s; BMW’s; and Hyundai’s worth more than €2 million. The gang are believed to have set-up a company and bought a garage in Co Tipperary, selling cars they had purchased and imported from the UK.

Some €20,000 in cash was seized in six searches and over €200,000 frozen in bank accounts.

Police in the UK and our own Gardaí believe the crime gang were involved in invoice redirect fraud and were using the business as a front for money laundering.

In a similar operation in the UK, West Midlands Police also carried out a search and arrest operation as part of their investigation.


Thurles Gardaí Seize Injured Horse Following Illegal Race

Picture courtesy An Garda Síochána, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Thurles Gardaí have seized a horse after it had collapsed, following a suspected illegal road race at Horse and Jockey, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

The animal’s legs were very badly cut and required medical attention.

Gardaí are asking the public that anyone who observes any suspected illegal road racing or an animal in distress to contact their local Garda station immediately.

The injured animal was seized by Gardaí, under the Control of Horses Act 1996 and an investigation into the incident is continuing.