A group of men caught by gardaí with 300 catalytic converters worth around €150k last April are to appear in court on Thursday (15 Dec).
According to the Sunday World, all five men, in their mid-40s to 50s, have been charged.
In a raid on 14 April 2021 in St. Margaret’s, Co Dublin, gardaí seized the 300 catalytic converters. At the time of the seizure, gardaí said they “seized 300 catalytic converters weighing a total of 1275kg with an estimated value of €150,000.”
The gardaí were assisted by gardaí from Ballymun garda station, Fingal County Council and a Customs and Revenue Officer and dog handler.
A spokesperson added:
“The search was conducted as part of the ongoing investigation into the theft of catalytic converters throughout the Dublin Metropolitan Region and subsequent regions.”
The men are due to appear in court on Thursday, 15 December, at 10.30 am at the Criminal Courts of Justice.