Five arrested in Garda sting

Gardai and the PSNI are investigating the incidents.
As part of Operation Poplar, an on-going investigation into organised criminal activity and burglaries in the Tipperary area, Gardaí from Thurles, Tipperary, Carlow and Dublin carried out a number of planned searches in Dublin and Carlow this morning, Thursday 5th February 2015.

As part of Operation Poplar, an on-going investigation into organised criminal activity and burglaries in the Tipperary area, Gardaí from Thurles, Tipperary, Carlow and Dublin carried out a number of planned searches in Dublin and Carlow this morning, Thursday 5th February 2015.

Five men, aged between 19 and 50 years, were arrested and are currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007 at various Garda Stations throughout County Tipperary.

Assistance was supplied by the Garda Organised Crime Unit, the Garda Dog Unit and Customs Officials.

The men, who are aged between 19 and 50, are being held at various Garda Stations throughout County Tipperary, where they can be questioned for up to seven days.