Slash hooks, machetes and suspected petrol bombs found in Charleville search

Gardai have seized of quantities of cannabis and confiscated 30 implements, including slash hooks, machetes, golf clubs, and recovered two suspected petrol bomb in a search and arrest operation earlier today.

As part of ongoing investigations into violent disorder incidents and related criminal activities that occurred in Charleville on 16 December 2023, and 8 January of this year, seven residential properties in the Charleville area were searched.

The operation was conducted by Gardaí in North Cork with assistance from Cork County Drugs Units, Mallow District Crime Unit, ASU, Dog Unit, Divisional Search team and Revenue Customs personnel.

Four individuals, all male ranging in age from 18-40 years, have been arrested and are currently detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Garda Stations in north Cork.

“Investigations are ongoing and further updates will follow,” said a Garda spokesperson.