Updated: 07/10/16 : 06:28:56
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64 arrests in Operation Thor raids

64 people have been arrested as part of a Garda crackdown on crime in the Kilkenny/Carlow Division.

Searches were carried out at 29 premises yesterday with drugs and a firearm seized as part of Operation Thor.

Of the 64 people arrested, 9 have been taken to court.

22 others are being detained at Garda Stations under Section 4 of Criminal Justice Act.

A total of 29 premises were searched in Kilkenny city, Urlingford and Castlecomer, which are all dwellings with the exception of one.

Drugs to the value of €34,000 was seized in these searches.

A handgun was also seized during a search in Kilkenny city.