More than 40 people arrested as Carlow-Kilkenny Gardaí carry out huge investigation into crime in the area

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More than 40 people arrested as Carlow-Kilkenny Gardaí carry out huge investigation into crime in the area
6:59 Thursday 12th of October 2017

A huge operation carried out by Gardaí in the Kilkenny-Carlow division saw a total of people arrested following a number of raids across county Kilkenny yesterday.

Gardaí carried out the searches as part of Operation Thor, and they set up almost 80 checkpoints, searched 21 premises and seized a number of vehicles and a quantity of drugs.

Gardaí from the Kilkenny-Carlow Division have arrested 42 people, seized €20,000 worth of Drugs and seized 5 vehicles as part of Operation Thor - Project Storm on the 11th October 2017 in Co. Kilkenny.

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
  • 5 vehicles seized (3 under Section 41, 2 for PSV offences)
  • 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 ten 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.

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