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DROGHEDA Gar­dai staged two raids on the Bolton Street mar­ket on Satur­day, seiz­ing hun­dreds of coun­ter­feit DVDs, val­ued in the re­gion of €10,000.

Act­ing un­der ‘Oper­a­tion Counter’, gar­dai swooped on the mar­ket at 10am and seized a num­ber of DVDs that had been aban­doned. They were val­ued at €1,600. Gar­dai then staged a sec­ond raid at 1.30pm and a per­son of in­ter­est in re­la­tion to the sale of the DVDs fled from the scene.

How­ever, the search yielded 370 DVDs, with an es­ti­mated value of €8,500.

Gar­dai say that the oper­a­tion to tar­get the il­lecit sale of DVDs in the mar­ket is on­go­ing and they have vis­ited the area over the course of a num­ber of months.

Heroin seized

A MAN in his 40s was searched on the Chord Road on April 13th last and what is be­lieved to be heroin, with a value of €300, was seized.

A file is to be sent to the DPP in the case.

Bur­glary at school

IT IS be­lieved noth­ing was taken fol­low­ing a break in at Wal­shestown Na­tional School on April 12th last.

An alarm was ac­ti­vated at 3.20am and gar­dai ar­rived on the scene. A win­dow had been forced open and a class­room was dis­turbed but it is be­lieved noth­ing was taken.

Win­dows smashed

GAR­DAI are seek­ing in­for­ma­tion fol­low­ing an in­ci­dent in Clogher­head be­tween 6pm on April 12 and 8am the fol­low­ing morn­ing.

17 win­dows were bro­ken in a house un­der con­struc­tion.

It is be­lieved an in­stru­ment was used to break the dou­ble-glazed win­dows.

Break in at Port

GAR­DAI have again warned peo­ple about leaving valu­ables in cars, af­ter the electric ca­bles in the door of a car were cut at Port Beach last Satur­day.

The car was parked at 9am and when the driver re­turned at 10am found the door had been tam­pered with. Noth­ing was taken from the ve­hi­cle.

A num­ber of in­ci­dents were re­ported from Ravens­dale right down to Drogheda.

Gar­dai urge peo­ple to leave valu­ables at home and leave noth­ing on dis­play.

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