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 The Gardai and Customs raid on a traveller site near Little Island. Picture Dan Linehan
The Gardai and Customs raid on a traveller site near Little Island. Picture Dan Linehan
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Major garda search on unofficial Traveller halting site near Little Island

MORE than 40 gardaí led d search for stolen goods at an unofficial halting site located on the N25 close to Little Island this morning at around 9.45am.

The search which was carried out by Gardaí in conjunction with Revenue, Customs and Cork County Council, is part of Operation Thor and is said to be intelligence-led.

 The Gardai and Customs raid on a traveller site near Little Island. Picture Dan Linehan
The Gardai and Customs raid on a traveller site near Little Island. Picture Dan Linehan
A Garda source said the search is hoped to recover stolen items from burglaries carried out around the city over the past couple of months.

A number of regional and divisional Garda units were brought in to aid the search including the Dog unit, Divisional Search unit, Drugs unit and the Armed Response unit.

According to a Garda source, there are as many as 12 caravans on the site that are being searched and the operation will continue well into lunch.