A man was arrested in west Cork yesterday in relation to the importation of child pornography material.
It was one of 17 arrests made by gardaí in the West Cork Garda Division during an Operation Thor day of action.
The man was arrested and detained at Bantry Garda Station in relation to the importation of Child Pornography Material. He has since been released without charge and a file has been prepared for the Department of Public Prosecutions.
Of the seventeen arrests, eleven have been charged and files have been prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions for the remaining six. Burglary, theft, robbery and threats to kill were some of the charges faced by those who were arrested.
As part of the day of action, multi-agency checkpoints were carried out on the N22, Currahally Farran. During the checkpoints a number of offences were detected. Four vehicles were discovered to have major defects.
Community policing units provided Crime Prevention packs to distribute to Meals on Wheels members in the division. A crime preventions stand was erected in the Bandon district where information and flyers were distributed to members of the public.