Gardai in Ballina have made a substantial recovery of stolen goods taken from break-ins to properties across the county over the past number of weeks.

Uniformed gardai and detectives conducted 3 searches at properties located in rural areas between Ballina and Killala and recovered stolen property valued at 100,000 euro.

The owners of the property have been identified.

The searches took place by uniformed gardai and detectives in an intelligence led operation under Operation Thor.

A search of one of the three properties is continuing this morning.

One man from the vicinity has been arrested and is being detained at Ballina garda station for questioning.

The gardai in Ballina have acknowledged the assistance of community alert groups and the general public in investigating this case.


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