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IrelandDrogheda gang feud arrests

09:51  24 may  2019
09:51  24 may  2019 Source:   bbc.com

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Eighteen people have been arrested and seven cars seized in Drogheda in County Louth as part of an operation targeting feuding gangs . Two other men, aged 23 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of the Commission of Criminal Acts within the Drogheda District in recent weeks.

The Drogheda feud is a series of allegedly connected crimes in Drogheda , Ireland. Four people have been killed as a result of the feud . The feud began in 2017 when a drugs gang split into two divisions.

Drogheda gang feud arrests © BBC

Eighteen people have been arrested and seven cars seized in Drogheda in County Louth as part of an operation targeting feuding gangs.

Gardaí (Irish police) carried out 34 searches on Thursday as part of Operation Stratus.

Since last summer, gardaí have dealt with more than 70 incidents related to the feuds.

Violence in the town has included shootings, petrol bomb and pipe bomb attacks.

Some 30 houses were searched and four other drugs searches took place.

Sixteen of the people arrested were on outstanding warrants, and all have been brought before the courts.

Two other men, aged 23 and 19, were arrested on suspicion of the Commission of Criminal Acts within the Drogheda District in recent weeks.

Shots fired through living room window and door of house in Drogheda, Co Louth

Shots fired through living room window and door of house in Drogheda, Co Louth Shots fired through living room window and door of house in Drogheda, Co Louth

At 4.20pm on Thursday a gunman opened fire on a busy street. He stood on the centre line of the road and fired eight shots indiscriminately. As passersby watched on in complete disbelief, a 35-year-old man fell to the ground.

Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has promised the people of Drogheda that the effort being made to tackle the ongoing feud in the Co Louth town is not a "flash in the pan" for a couple of nights. Speaking in the town

As part of the same day of action, the road policing unit seized seven cars and issued 38 on the spot penalty notices for various road traffic offences.

One woman was arrested under the Public Order Act.

Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, and Irish Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan, vowed to bring the violence in Drogheda to an end.

Next week, 25 new gardaí will be stationed in the town as part of a continuing effort to bring the feud under control.

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Loaded gun with silencer seized from feuding gang.
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