Eight In Court Charged In Connection With Major Drugs Investigation

Eight people have appeared in court charged in connection with a major drugs investigation in Kilkenny/Carlow Division.

A total of 38 suspects have been arrested and detained as part of 'Operation Clave', which targets the sale and supply of controlled substances in Kilkenny/Carlow. In addition, 97 breaches of Section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act 77/84 have been detected.

During the course of various planned searches across the region, controlled drugs with a combined total of over €50,000 have been seized, as well as a firearm (air pistol), stun gun and pepper spray.

The eight suspects appeared before a special sitting of Carlow District Court at 11am today, 30 November.

A further five people, charged in connection with this investigation, have been released from custody and are due to appear before Carlow District Court at a later date.


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