Three men are due before a sitting of Castlebar court today charged in connection with theft and fraud offences, after gardai on patrol in Ballina overnight stopped their car.
At 2.30am this morning gardai arrested the three men on McDermott street in Ballina and seized a car. Items of property were also seized. The three men, not from the locality, were brought to Ballina garda station and charged with offences under Criminal Justice Act with theft and fraud offences.
They are due to appear in court today in Castlebar.
Gardai in Ballina say this is a significant seizure in relation to their ongoing Operation Thor in the North Mayo area over recent months. Operation Thor is a national garda operation targeted at organised crime and drugs.