25/01/2017

51 Arrests Made In Major Gardaí Operation Across Kilkenny

A total of 51 people have been arrested across Kilkenny during a series of raids carried out as part of Operation Thor-Project Storm.

Gardaí have carried out a total of 19 planned searches over the last three days.

15 of those arrested were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at various Garda Stations in the Kilkenny/Carlow Division. Seven of those were charged in connection with assault, misuse of drugs, theft and fraud investigations. They are due to appear before Kilkenny District Court at later dates.

35 people were arrested for court related offences. One person was arrested for the purpose of charge and appeared before Kilkenny District Court yesterday, Tuesday, 24 January.

The planned searches were coordinated by Garda search teams at a number of locations in the Kilkenny District. Quantities of heroin and cannabis herb were seized along with diesel, power tools and gas cylinders.

As part of the operation Gardaí conducted a total of 28 checkpoints. Crime Prevention leaflets were handed out to members of the public to increase the awareness of protection of personal property and possessions.

(MH/CD)

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