Stolen car parts believed on their way to Rosslare Port
A covert garda operation aimed at combating the distribution of stolen vehicles led to the arrest of a man in his 50s on the N11 near Camolin as part of Operation Thor.
The operation focused on an organised crime gang that were stealing cars in residential burglaries across Dublin.
During the course of the search of a lorry, car parts, believed to be stolen, were recovered during the operation on Wednesday afternoon.
Gardai are working on the theory that the vehicle was heading for Rosslare Europort and the parts were due to be taken to either the UK or the Continent.
A man is his 50s was arrested and was detained at Tallaght Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 - Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.
In a follow-up operation gardaí searched premises in the Summerhill area of County Meath.
During the course of this search three cars, an Audi A4, an Audi A3 and VW Golf, were recovered. The Volkswagen Golf car was partially dismantled.
In addition gardai recovered four kilos of cannabis herb with an estimated street value of €80,000. A number of private houses have also been searched
During an earlier search of a property in Co Wicklow three cars, Audi A5, an Audi A1 and a Hyundai Tuscan, were recovered.
Gardai say the operations over the past week have achieved significant results.