Armed gardai swooped on a Dublin-based burglary gang as they sat in a stolen high powered car on their way to commit a blitz of break-ins across The Avondhu region. 

Sources said that the operation on Wednesday morning near Ballyporeen, followed a lengthy surveillance operation and involved gardai from national units and local detectives. 

It is understood that two men were arrested under legislation dealing with organised crime. 

“This all took place sometime shortly before 3am. Intelligence was gathered in recent days and local gardai had identified a suspicious vehicle which had been spotted in the area.”

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