12/10/2017

42 Arrests Made In Project Storm Operation In Co Kilkenny

A total of 42 people have been arrested as part of Operation Thor – Project Storm in County Kilkenny.

During the operation carried out on Wednesday, 11 October, drugs worth an estimated €20,000 and five vehicles were seized.

The purpose of the operation was to prevent crime, disrupt criminal activity, apprehend criminals and to enhance Community engagement. The operation included Garda checkpoints and Community Gardaí informing members of the public to increase awareness of protection of personal property and possessions.

As part of the operation Gardaí conducted the following:

• 77 checkpoints 

• 21 premises searched

• 27 arrests for theft, assault, fraud, burglary and drugs offences 

• 15 arrests on warrant

• Five vehicles seized (three under Section 41, two for PSV offences) 

• 21 properties searched 

• Total of €20,000 worth of Drugs seized from 11 incidents

Seventeen people are currently detained at Kilkenny and Carlow Garda Stations under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and a further 10 have been charged to appear before the courts in the coming weeks.

Operation Storm also concentrates on interaction with local clubs and organisations. Crime Prevention stands were set up over the course of the Operation giving information leaflets throughout the community.

(MH/LM)

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