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Ireland Gardaí arrest and charge eight rickshaw drivers with drug offences in Dublin city crackdown

08:55  09 december  2019
08:55  09 december  2019 Source:   thejournal.ie

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GARDAÍ LAST NIGHT arrested and charged eight rickshaw drivers in a planned operation targeting drug dealing in the capital last night. Members attached to Pearse Street in a joint operation with the Taxi Regulator carried out a number of searches in Dublin city centre. In total, gardaí said they had

10 rickshaws were seized. Gardaí based in Pearse Street Garda Station yesterday arrested several rickshaw drivers and charged them with drug -related offences . An Garda Síochána confirmed the operation on Twitter this morning, writing: "Last night, Pearse St Gardaí conducted a joint operation

Members of Garda Siochana (Irish Police) patroling in Dublin's city center © Getty Images Members of Garda Siochana (Irish Police) patroling in Dublin's city center GARDAÍ LAST NIGHT arrested and charged eight rickshaw drivers in a planned operation targeting drug dealing in the capital last night.

Members attached to Pearse Street in a joint operation with the Taxi Regulator carried out a number of searches in Dublin city centre.

In total, gardaí said they had seized 10 unlicensed rickshaws as well as €3,000 worth of drugs.

In February of last year, a rickshaw driver caught with over €4,000 worth of ecstasy tablets had her prison sentence suspended on condition she leave the country.

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TEN rickshaws were seized, eight drivers were arrested and €3000 worth of drugs were found in a massive operation in Dublin city centre last night. While targeting the unlicensed rickshaws, gardai also unearthed €3000 worth of illegal drugs and arrested and charged eight Rickshaw drivers .

Rickshaws seized by gardaí in Dublin city centre. Drugs continue to be dealt by certain rickshaw drivers in Dublin despite significant work Drugs seized by gardaí following searches and arrests of rickshaw drivers . Two €10 'pills' bought from a rickshaw driver by an undercover Prime Time team.

a group of people sitting at night © Gardaai

Last year, Dublin City Council issued a public advisory notice warning of the safety hazards of using rickshaws.

The vehicles, which are often motorised, are a popular form of transportation for late night revellers in the city centre.

There have been a number of calls by politicians for the bike taxis to be either regulated or completely banned.

Comments are off as people have been charged with criminal offences.

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