A garda checkpoint as part of Operation Thor
Twenty-two people have been arrested by Gardaí as part of Operation Thor – 'Project Storm' a policing initiative aimed at preventing crime, disrupting criminal activity and enhancing community engagement in the Carlow/Kilkenny Division.
The arrests were made during a day-of-action in the Thomastown area on October 24.
Of the 22 arrests, 13 people have been charged, 5 released for files to the DPP and 1 person appeared in Waterford District Court on Wednesday afternoon.
A further 3 people have been arrested in respect of outstanding warrants issued by the Courts.
A total of 43 checkpoints targeting the movement of local criminal groups were carried out during the operation resulting in the seizure of 4 vehicles under the Road Traffic Acts.
A number of FCPNs were also issued to drivers for a variety of breaches of the Road Traffic Act
A number of community engagement activities took pace during the day, including road safety workshops at a local schools. The Garda Mounted Unit visited a number of primary schools in the area.
The operation was led by Gardaí from the Carlow/Kilkenny Division, assisted by the Armed Support Unit.
Twenty-four trainee Gardaí currently based at the Garda College Templemore also took part in the operation.