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42 people arrested and 15 charged after gardaí search 19 premises in Kilkenny

The searches were carried out over the past three days.

Image: Sam Boal

FORTY-TWO PEOPLE have been arrested over the past three days after 19 premises were searched in Kilkenny.

Gardai working on Project Storm seized €14,500 worth of drugs including cannabis, heroin and cocaine along with €1,200 in cash.

Of the 42 people arrested – 23 were for crime offences and 19 were on warrants.

The offences included breaches of theft, burglary, forgery, firearms offences and the misuse of drugs act.

Fifteen people have been charged and will appear before sittings of Carlow District Court in the coming days.

Meanwhile, a 52-year-old man has been arrested after €130,000 worth of herbal cannabis was seized in Mullingar.

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