Search of Suspected Shebeen in Dun Laoghaire

by Gazette Reporter

GARDAI raided a suspected shebeen in south Dublin at the weekend.
One man was arrested and a number of people were issued with fines after officers searched a private premises in Monkstown on Saturday March 13.

The raid was under Operation Navigation investigating alleged breaches of liquor licencing legislation in support of current public health measures.

A Garda spokesperson said: “On Saturday, 13th March 2021 Gardaí received report of a number of persons gathered at a private premises in Monkstown.

“Gardaí attended the scene and a number of persons were found present at the premises. These persons will all be issued with Fixed Penalty Notices for an alleged breach of Regulation 4 of the Health Act, 1947 Regulations – Restriction on the Movement of Persons. 

“One male, aged in his 20s, was arrested for public order offences. He has since been released without charge pending consideration for the Adult Caution scheme.

“A subsequent search of the premises was conducted under warrant and Gardaí seized a number of beer taps, kegs, gas cylinders and other bar equipment. A small quantity of suspected cocaine was also seized by Gardaí.

“Enquiries are ongoing and a file will now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

“The COVID-19 Pandemic remains a public health crisis and An Garda Síochána continues to appeal to all citizens to comply with Public Health Guidelines and Regulations in order to save lives.”

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