Massive Garda operation in Longford leads to recovery of €500,000 worth of stolen property
A massive Garda operation in county Longford on Thursday led to recovery of €500,000 worth of stolen property.
As part of a planned operation, Gardai from Granard, along with the local Regional Support Unit, the Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit, The National Bureau of Criminal Investigation and the Longford Drugs Unit carried out a search of a large industrial lock up premises in Edgeworthstown.
During the search, a large amount of suspected stolen industrial plant, tools, trailers, vans, cars, engines and car parts with an initial estimate of up to €500,000 (subject to examination) were recovered.
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Some of the items have already been identified as being stolen in the UK over the past few months and Gardai continue to try and establish the origin of the rest of the property.
The scene is currently preserved and the technical examination continues.
There were no arrests and the investigation is ongoing.
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