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Thursday 28 September 2023 Dublin: 11°C

# Caught

This month
September 2023
Daniel Khalife remanded in custody in London after being charged with prison escape
The 21-year-old former soldier was arrested on a canal towpath in west London on Saturday morning.
All time
Over €100 million of smuggled contraband has been seized at Irish airports and ports since 2016
At Dublin Port, alone, €87 million worth has been seized since 2016.
Convicted criminals arrested over attempt to kill close relative of Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch
One is from the Sheriff Street area of Dublin 1 while the other man in is from the Docklands.
London police seeking 'voyeur' who put camera in Starbucks toilet, got caught on the same device
The camera had been in place for three or four weeks before being spotted.
Speed cameras in Port Tunnel catching 250 drivers on a monthly basis
The average speed cameras at the tunnel came into force in May.
Driver to face court after gardaí clock car travelling at over 190 km/h
Traffic officers also dealt with a souped-up motorbike in Wicklow this afternoon.
Driver tests positive for cocaine in one of first drug tests - was already banned for 10 years
Gardaí administered the test on the N4 in west Dublin last night.
Over 100 suspected paedophiles arrested in Spain
The victims’ ages ran from a few months to around 14-years-old.
Van that pulled over before reaching Garda checkpoint was full of stolen bikes and computers
He was detained after the vehicle stopped on the hard shoulder of the road, to the north of a checkpoint.
Lithuanian man caught with 22,000 cigarettes in his luggage at Dublin Airport
The find came about when a passenger arriving in Dublin from Sweden was stopped and questioned.
Mafia boss arrested by men dressed as pizza delivery boys
Roberto Manganiello, a boss in Naples’ notorious Camorra mafia, had been on the run since 2013.
21 people arrested after the US sets up a fake university to stop immigration fraud
The University of Northern New Jersey even had its own school seal.
Man impersonating garda hijacks jeep, steals wallet from elderly driver
The jeep was later located in Castleshane.
Men jailed after being caught 'red-handed' with loaded guns and a can of petrol
They were caught following a three-day surveillance operation.
Irish crime gang face jail after trying to steal €73 million worth of rhino horns and other artefacts
The men have been convicted in Birmingham.
11 of the greatest chancers in the history of Tinder
Caught rapid.
Police arrest man who had been on the run following the serious assault of a woman
33-year-old Stephen McFarlane was apprehended in the Newtownards Road area of Belfast earlier this afternoon.
Gardaí arrest driver doing 140km/ph while smoking a joint
The individual is due to appear in court.
Father and son fugitives caught as decomposing body found in their hideout
The case had enthralled Australia’s media.
Police arrest man caught speeding in Facebook video
The video shows the speedometer at 184 kilometres an hour.
Man (20s) dies after being attacked in Temple Bar
Gardaí believe the incident was filmed by witnesses.
Politician forced to drop out of race over video of him peeing in mug at woman's home
The man was repairing a sink at a woman’s home when he grabbed a mug, urinated in it and then emptied it in the sink.
Man arrested off Faro flight after cocaine found in suitcase at Cork Airport
In a separate operation, gardaí discovered an elaborate grow house in Country Meath with €750,000 worth of cannabis plants.
Gardaí seize half a million euro worth of cocaine in South Dublin raids
A large quantity of other drugs were also discovered in the raid of two properties.
Second killer who escaped prison shot and captured by police
David Sweat was shot in a field some 30 miles from the prison he escaped from three weeks ago.
Man sentenced after cocaine found hidden in his runners
The drugs were in a sandwich bag that was stuffed into the toe of a pair of trainers in a sports bag.
English teen wanted over rape and theft allegations arrested in Northern Ireland
Gardaí had been appealing for information after sightings of the man in Kildare and Sligo recently.
Woman to appear in court after flashing Google Street View car
Google has now pixelated the whole of Karen Davis’ body in Street View.
Burglar caught from DNA on a fizzy drink can he left at kitchen sink
Traces of his DNA were found on the rim of the can.
Fugitive prisoner stabbed himself in stomach as police approached
He is suspected of carrying out two armed robberies while on the run from police.
Over 540 people have been stopped for drink-driving so far this year
That’s fewer than January 2014.
Are the people who run the country laughing at this woman being attacked by her brolly?
We think so…
Portlaoise Prisoners made their own phone chargers... but they were seized today
Hooch, tablets and a mobile phone were also found in today’s search.
Man gets 3 months in jail after being caught cigarette smuggling at Dublin Airport yesterday
The 30-year-old appeared in court today after more than 16,000 cigarettes were found in his luggage.
Olympic champion, assistant to the Prime Minister, Madonna's babysitter: The lies people tell on their CVs...
Stand out from the crowd, but not for all the wrong reasons, warn employers.
Wicklow resident unharmed after arriving home to four burglars with a shotgun
The four males who are in their late teens and early twenties were arrested and three of them have been charged.
Convict captured after 41 years by facial recognition technology
Ronald Dwaine Carnes eluded authorities for 41 years using the IDs of two dead boys.
Twenty cases of counterfeit vodka hidden in air conditioning unit seized
A man in his 50s was arrested at the scene.
195 people penalised (and this van seized) in two-day garda blitz
Almost 100 people were stopped and given fixed penalty points during each of two days of checkpoints by gardai.
Pic: Just one of the people caught by gardaí during mobile phone crackdown
The gardaí handed out more than 100 fixed penalty notices at checkpoints today.