Two women arrested following Garda raids in Wexford and Waterford.

Searches targeting an organised criminal gang were carried out in counties Wexford and Waterford today.

Two women in their mid-40s were arrested during the course of the operation, which was carried out by over 80 gardaí, members of the Criminal Assets Bureau, the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Garda air support. They were assisted by the Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit, as well as officers from Revenue and Customs.

The An Garda Síochána have stated that the raids were targeted at a criminal gang that has been operating nationally and in the south east of Ireland. During the search, €75,000 worth of stolen property was also recovered.

The two women have been detained at Enniscorthy Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.