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Fifty-one people arrested after 19 searches in Kilkenny

Heroin and cannabis herb were seized along with diesel, power tools and gas cylinders.

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FIFTY-ONE PEOPLE have been arrested following 19 planned searches in the Kilkenny area over the past three days.

Heroin and cannabis herb were seized along with diesel, power tools and gas cylinders.

Fifteen of those arrested were held at various garda stations in the Kilkenny/Carlow area. 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.

Thirty-five people were arrested for court related offences and one person was arrested for the purpose of charge and appeared before Kilkenny District Court yesterday.

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.

Operation Thor is designed to prevent crime, disrupt criminal activity, apprehend criminals wanted on warrant and enhance public relations.

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