UPDATE: Drug driver among total of five people arrested during massive garda operation in Newbridge

Day of action

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UPDATE: Drug driver among total of five people arrested during massive garda operation in Newbridge

Gardaí during a day of action in Newbridge

A total of five people have been arrested during a high-visibility policing operation in Newbridge today.

One person was arrested for drug driving, and two cars were seized for no insurance, three were arrested on warrant and one person for public order. 

The operation also targeted anti-social behaviour in Liffey Linear Park. Notices were served at temporary dwelling in the park.

PHOTO: Newbridge gardaí

Gardaí commenced a Day of Action at Newbridge train station this morning to prevent and detect anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and bicycle theft.

Today's operation focused on preventing and detecting high volume crimes, such as burglaries and thefts. prevent and detect anti-social behaviour, drug dealing and bicycle theft.

The operation focused in particular on intelligence gathering, warrant executions, searches, arrests, crime detection and crime prevention.

The operation was carried out by local gardaí and is supported by the Garda Dog and Mounted Units, the Armed Support Unit and Divisional Roads Policing Units.

Gardai also visited St Conleth's and Mary’s Primary School.

Garda Sean O Mahony and Declan Keogh from Kildare County Council also gave a talk on road safety at the same school.

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