Friday 28 October 2016

Gardaí arrest 35 and seize drugs and handgun as part of Operation Thor

Cathal McMahon

Published 06/10/2016 | 14:16

Picture: Garda Press Office
Picture: Garda Press Office

Drugs and a gun were seized by gardaí and 35 were arrested as part of a major garda operation today.

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Gardaí, carrying our their day of action under Operation Thor in Kilkenny/Carlow Division, searched a total of 24 premises on Thursday.

The 35 persons were arrested in the are. A spokeswoman confirmed that 12 people were arrested under warrant and taken to court.

A further four were charged and taken to court and a total of 19 prisoners are detained at Carlow (6), Kilkenny (8) and Thomastown (5) Garda Station under Section 4 of Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

A total of 24 premises were searched in Kilkenny city, Urlingford and Castlecomer, which are all dwellings with the exception of one premises. Drugs to the value of €34,000 (subject to analysis) were seized in these searches.

The firearm which was a handgun was seized during a search in Kilkenny city.

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