30/04/2009

Two 'On Ice' Over 'Whiskey Galore' Haul

Dublin gardaí can toast their success tonight as two suspects are in custody following a major seizure of stolen whiskey in Dublin.

Gardai arrested the men, who are both in their early 20s, after a search carried out at an industrial premises in Cookestown, Tallaght, Dublin 24, shortly after 10am this morning.

Huge quantities of alcohol were seized and the men were arrested at the scene by police officers, assisted by customs officials, who recovered what is believed to be approximately €250,000 worth of stolen whiskey.

According to Gardaí, the whiskey had recently been stolen in the Dublin region, linking it to the New Midleton distillery that produces the popular brand Jamesons, as well as Powers whiskey and Cork Dry Gin.

A spokesman for the Gardaí said: "The men are detained in Tallaght Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act."

(DW/BMcC)

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