Listowel Day of Action resulted in detections for road traffic offences and drug seizure

The Day of Action held by Listowel Gardaí resulted in a number of detections relating to road traffic offences along with a drug seizure in the area.

The initiative took place last Friday to tackle crime in the town and surrounding areas.

A number of measures were in place throughout the initiative including community policing, information talks on crime prevention and numerous check-points.

The Kerry Divisional Roads Policing Unit conducted a wide range of checkpoints in the district during Friday’s Day of Action.

A total of seven checkpoints were completed and incorporated Operation School Bus whereby checkpoints were set up in the vicinity of schools.

The preliminary return saw 3 speeding detections, 1 mobile phone detection, 2 unaccompanied driver detections and 1 detection for no tax.

The Divisional Drugs unit seized a quantity of cannabis herb in the town on the evening of May 10th. Gardaí say a number of follow up arrests and searches will be conducted as a result of this.

Crime Checkpoints were also established whereby Listowel uniform members accompanied by a member of Listowel Detective Branch carried out three checkpoints in the vicinity of Listowel Town.

Sergeants Jim Foley and Diarmuid O’Brien presented a talk on crime prevention to a number of community groups, while talks also took place in local schools.

A Garda stand was erected in Supervalu Ballybunion and Listowel to offer crime prevention advice and meet locals in the area.