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52 people arrested in swoop as part of Operation Thor

52 people arrested in swoop as part of Operation Thor

52 people have been arrested following a series of swoops as part of Operation Thor in the Thomastown area of Kilkenny.

18 of those were taken into custody under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

11 of these have been charged in connection with investigations into Burglary, Theft and possession of controlled drugs and are due to appear before court at later dates.

Four people were arrested for the purpose of charge in connection with investigations including theft and 30 people were arrested over past 34 hours for court related matters.

Planned searches of 22 premises were carried out at locations in South Kilkenny and Tullow, County Carlow.

Quantities of controlled drugs, fireworks and offensive weapons were seized during these searches.