A number of vehicles have been seized in Laois this weekend as part of a Garda operation.
Operation Thor was carried out in five counties including Laois with six vehicles seized.
Gardai say: “Operation Thor Checkpoints were conducted throughout Saturday November 30 in 15 Districts in the 5 Divisions (Kildare/Meath/Laois-Offaly/Westmeath/Wicklow) in the Eastern Region.
“The aim of this operation is to have a greater Garda High visibility presence patrolling and conducting checkpoints in each Division as traffic/movement of the public increases in the run up to Christmas.
“These High visibility patrols and checkpoints will have prevented Burglaries, disrupted the movement of travelling criminals by the seizure of vehicles under section 41 of the Road Traffic Act, monitor the movement of travelling criminals with the recording of Intelligence on Pulse and finally increase public confidence with the visible presence of marked Garda vehicles patrolling the Divisions
“Leaflets on ‘Lock up light up’ & ‘secure your Home’ were also distributed at these checkpoints.
“A number of vehicles were seized under Section 41 of the Road Traffic Act in all Divisions and also a disqualified driver was detected driving at Kilcoole, Wicklow.
“In total 15 Checkpoints were conducted, 38 Patrols, six vehicles were seized under Section 41 Road Traffic Act and a number of searches were conducted.”