Over 30 people arrested, cars seized in Kilkenny-Carlow operation

Some 47 checkpoints were set up to intercept criminal groups

Over 30 people arrested, cars seized in Kilkenny-Carlow operation

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Gardaí have arrested 35 people and seized seven vehicles as part of an anti-crime initiative over four days.

They were detained as part of Operation Thor/Project Storm which is aimed at preventing crime and disrupting criminal activity in Kilkenny-Carlow.

The main operation took place on Thursday with 10 people being charged.

They will appear at local sittings of Carlow and Kilkenny District Court in the coming weeks.

The arrests were made in connection with ongoing investigations into recent burglary, theft, criminal damage, assault and violent disorder incidents and in relation to bench and penal warrants.

A total of 47 checkpoints were set up to intercept and disrupt criminal groups in the area.

Crime prevention and road safety information was given to motorists during the checkpoints.

Seven vehicles were seized for non-compliance of various road traffic acts.

A number of searches were carried out as part of ongoing investigations, including two locations targeting reported drug crime.

Crime prevention and awareness stands were set up at a number of locations, including national schools and shopping centres, where advice leaflets and crime prevention information was distributed to the public.

This operation was led by gardaí from the Carlow-Kilkenny Division, assisted by the Armed Support Unit and trainee gardaí from the Garda College, Templemore.