Twenty arrested as part of Garda operation tackling crime in Kilkenny
Suspects held in connection with range of offences, including drugs, fraud and theft
Twenty people have been arrested in Kilkenny as part of Operation Storm, which is targeting organised crime in the south of the county.
Three suspects are currently in custody at Garda stations in the southeast and nine other have been bailed to appear in court.
The arrests were in connection to a range of offences including fraud, theft, burglary, drugs, sexual offences, assault and threats.
Community engagements meetings are taking place in Piltown and Graignamanagh.
There are also a number of checkpoints in place across the county.
Operation Storm is a high profile Garda operation aimed at disrupting criminal activity, raising awareness in crime prevention and enhancing community engagement.