UPDATE: 33 arrested in day long crime crackdown by Kilkenny gardai
By COLIN BARTLEY
GARDAI have arrested 33 people and recovered a quantity of drugs, as part of Operation Storm aimed at preventing crime in county Kilkenny.
One man appeared in court earlier today and more have been charged in relation to various crimes today.
Over 120 gardai took part in the operation including 26 trainee gardai, assisted by the Garda Armed Response Units.
The arrests have been made in relation to firearms offences, burglary, theft, criminal damage and drug offenses.
Numerous checkpoints and a number of searches are taking place across the city and county, as well as in counties Waterford, Carlow and in South Tipperary.
Operation Storm is aimed at preventing crime, disrupting criminal activity, arresting criminals wanted on warrant and to enhance garda relations with the public.
The Operation is still ongoing.