26 January 2024
By Tom Collins
Operation Targeting Criminal Damage and Violent Disorder Incidents in Doneraile and Mallow, Co. Cork
In response to recent criminal damage and violent disorder incidents in Doneraile and Mallow, County Cork, a coordinated operation was conducted by Gardaí in Mallow on Friday, January 26th, 2024.
In the course of the operation searches were conducted at 17 locations, including lands and 12 residential properties, leading to the seizure of quantities of cocaine, cannabis, and a significant quantity of cigarettes. Weapons such as slash hooks, machetes, and knives were confiscated. Additionally, several mobile phones and documentation were seized during the operation.
Three individuals, all adult males, were arrested and detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, at a Garda Station in the Southern Region.
The operation involved over 70 members of An Garda Síochána from North Cork, including specialised units, alongside personnel from the Defence Forces, Revenue Customs, and the Department of Social Protection.