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Six People Arrested In The Midlands As Part Of Operation Thor

The initiative is designed to tackle the number of burglaries during winter months. 

Six people have been arrested in the midlands as part of Operation Thor. 

The initiative is designed to tackle the anticipated increase in the number of burglaries during winter months. 

Four people were arrested for burglary related offences and subsequently charged. 

The two men and a women aged in their 20s and a teenager, appeared before Mullingar and Athlone District Courts on the 9th and 10th of December. 

Gardaí also seized €30,000 of cocaine during two separate searches in Westmeath. 

A man aged in his 20s was arrested following the recovery of €20,000 of Cocaine (pending analysis) during the search of a property in the Mullingar area.

Another man, also in his 20s, was arrested following the recovery of €10,000 of Cocaine (pending analysis) during the search of a property in the Athlone area.

Both men have been charged and are scheduled to appear before Mullingar and Athlone District Courts at a later date.

Gardaí say Operation Thor has successfully reduced the rate of winter burglaries, leading to a significant decline in property related crime since its introduction in 2015.

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