40 people are expected to appear before Dublin District Courts this morning following a comprehensive policing operation conducted as part of Operation Thor in North Dublin.
The operation was carried out by Gardaí in the Coolock and Raheny districts and specifically targeted organised crime groups and repeat offenders through coordinated crime prevention and enforcement activity based on intelligence and the latest burglary trends.
The 39 men and one woman (aged 18 to 63) have been charged with a total of 60 offences including burglary and associated crime.
They will appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice (CCJ), Swords and Balbriggan District Courts at 10:30am.
An additional two persons who were arrested as part of this operation are being dealt with under the Garda Youth Diversion Scheme.
Operation Thor, launched in November 2015, is designed to tackle the anticipated increase in the number of burglaries and associated criminal activity that usually occur in winter months by undertaking targeted enforcement and preventative activity.
This initiative has successfully reduced the rate of winter burglaries, leading to a significant decline in property related crime since its introduction in 2015.
The Winter Phase of Operation Thor was launched on the 30th of September 2022.