Gardaí arrest 42 people in drugs and crime crackdown

Drugs with a street value of €14,500 were also seized

Gardaí arrest 42 people in drugs and crime crackdown

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Premises have been searched and scores arrested in Kilkenny after a crime and drugs crackdown.

The joint Operation Thor-Project Storm was run over a three day period, from June 6th to 8th.

In total, 19 premises were searched under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

This saw the seizure of illegal drugs with a street value of €14,500 - including cannabis, heroin and cocaine.

Some €1,200 in cash was also seized.

Forty-two people were arrested, 23 of them for crime offences and 19 on warrants.

These offences included breaches of theft, burglary, forgery, firearms offences and the Misuse of Drugs Act.

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