One more ar­rest in on­go­ing drugs war


Bray People - - News - Mary FOG­A­RTY

THE FIGHT to erad­i­cate what Gar­daí have de­scribed as ‘se­ri­ous crime’, in Bray con­tin­ues with an­other ar­rest made fol­low­ing a search op­er­a­tion last week across the town.

A Bray man in his 20s was ar­rested un­der drugs leg­is­la­tion last Wed­nes­day and de­tained all day. He was later re­leased and a file sent to the Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Prose­cu­tion who will de­cide if the ev­i­dence will war­rant a case brought against the man.

Su­per­in­ten­dent Michael Lerni­han of Bray Garda Sta­tion con­firmed that the in­di­vid­ual is as­so­ci­ated with se­ri­ous crime in the Bray area.

This came two days af­ter the ar­rests of two other Bray men in their 20s fol­low­ing a se­ries of shoot­ing in­ci­dents in the town.

Those two men were also re­leased without charge and a file sent to the DPP.

Guns have been dis­charged in Bray three times in three sep­a­rate in­ci­dents since last De­cem­ber.

A house in Led­widge Cres­cent was tar­geted in De­cem­ber, fol­lowed by a home in Ash­lawn Court the same month. Shots were fired through the wind­screen of a car in Bal­ly­waltrim Heights in Jan­uary in a case of mis­taken iden­tity.

There were fur­ther un­con­firmed re­ports of a gun hav­ing been wielded in the face of an in­no­cent by­stander in what is also thought to have been a case of mis­taken iden­tity.

Sources sug­gest that the crimes are linked to the ac­tiv­i­ties of no­to­ri­ous drug dealers op­er­at­ing in Bray.

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