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Northside raid

Wednesday, 6th September, 2017 6:07pm

Up to 60 gardaí, armed response units and emergency response units carried out raids in Cork city yesterday.

Three men were arrested after the raid at St Anthony’s Park in Hollyhill on the northside of the city.

It is believed that two shotguns, a quantity of drugs, a 4x4, a van and two mobile homes were seized. The men, as of going to print, were being held at Gurranabraher Garda Station.

It is understood that the search was organised after a video appeared on social media which showed men with masks carrying machetes and knives.

They threatened another man over the course of the video.

The early morning raids were also organised as part of a crackdown on general criminality in the city. A number of houses in Cork were searched and gardaí carried out an intensive search of a halting site on the northside of the city.

Gardai and officers from the Customs and Excise office were involved in the search. Support and dog units and the Cork city divisional drugs team also participated in the operation.

The raids are targeting criminals engaged in illegal activities in the city. It also involves an investigation in to a feud between two families in the city.

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