Eight appear before court after gardaí arrest 38 in huge drugs crackdown

Eight appear before court after gardaí arrest 38 in huge drugs crackdown

first_imgEight appear before court after gardaí arrest 38 in huge drugs crackdown in the southeast A further five people have been charged and will appear before Carlow District Court at a later date. http://jrnl.ie/3110394 23,718 Views By Darragh Peter Murphy Wednesday 30 Nov 2016, 11:45 AM Short URL Updated 11.39amGARDAÍ HAVE CHARGED 13 people in connection with a huge ongoing operation in the southeast.All told, 38 people have been arrested in Kilkenny and Carlow in relation to supply and sale of drugs, in an operation entitled Operation Clave.Eight people are due to appear before a special sitting of Carlow District Court this morning, at 11am. They remain in Garda custody.A further five people charged in connection with the investigation have been released from Garda custody and are due to appear before Carlow District Court at a later date.As part of Operation Clave, 38 people have been arrested and detained in various Garda stations across the Kilkenny/Carlow Division.The arrests involve 97 offences concerning Section 15 of the Misuse of Drugs Act.Controlled drugs with a combined total in excess of €50,000, a firearm (air pistol), stun gun and pepper spray were also seized in planned searches during the operation.Operation Clave is being run in the Kilkenny/Carlow Division with the assistance of a ‘test purchasing unit’ from the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau.As part of yesterday’s operation 50 gardaí were briefed by Superintendent Redmond at Carlow Garda Station at midday.The aim was to search, arrest and detain targets from Carlow.Some 14 premises across County Carlow were searched in yesterday’s operation.Comments are closed for legal reasons. With reporting from Orla Ryan.Read: Arrests climb to 45 following huge Garda operation in CarlowRead: 34 people now arrested in huge drugs crackdown in Carlow and Kilkenny Share60 Tweet Email center_img File photo Image: Shutterstock/vchal No Comments File photo Nov 30th 2016, 11:45 AM Image: Shutterstock/vchal Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this articlelast_img

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