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.