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Midlands Gardaí Recover €300,000 Worth Of Stolen Property

A man in his 40s was arrested.

One man has been arrested and approximately €300,000 of stolen property has been recovered following a number of searches undertaken by Gardaí this week.

The operation was part of an investigation into organised crime group suspected of committing thefts nationwide.

The Crime Team in the Longford Community Engagement Unit assisted by Divisional, Regional and National Units, carried out a search in the North Longford area on Tuesday. 

Items, which were suspected to have been stolen, including one vehicle, outboard engines, high-tech marine products, and vehicle parts, were recovered by Gardaí. 

A man in his 40s was arrested, and was taken to Longford Garda Station and is currently being detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

Five follow-up searches were later conducted in Westmeath, North Longford and Dublin. During these searches three vehicles suspected to have been stolen were recovered along with vehicle parts from various high-end vehicles.

High-tech equipment for dismantling cars, suspected cannabis growhouse equipment and substantial evidence of organised crime group activity were also recovered. 

As a result of these Garda investigations, a number of bank accounts have also been frozen.

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