A total of fifty trainee Gardaí from the Garda Training College, Templemore, Thurles assisted as part of Operation Thor’s ‘Project Storm’, in which Gardaí arrested 48 people and carried out 21 planned searches in the Carlow area over the past three days.
Of those arrested, 24 were detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 as part of ongoing investigations into thefts, assaults, fraud and burglary in Tipperary, Carlow, Kilkenny, Cork and Waterford, as well as drug related matters.
A further five persons were arrested for the purpose of charge and will appear before future sittings of Carlow District Court. Nineteen of those arrested were held on foot of existing warrants.
A total of 42 checkpoints were also manned at locations across the District during this operation and two vehicles were seized under Road Traffic Acts. Crime Prevention Leaflets were distributed at checkpoints and Community Engagement Centres were also set up at various locations.