UPDATE: 19 arrests this morning as part of Operation Storm in Kilkenny

Six suspects due before the courts

Mary Cody

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Mary Cody

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mary.cody@kilkennypeople.ie

Operation Storm

A Taser gun has been seized by gardaí as part of an ongoing high profile garda operation which is taking place across Kilkenny City today.

The weapon, which discharges an electrical charge was seized by gardaí and a man was arrested and questioned with the offence.

So far 19 arrests have been made this morning and six suspects are due before the courts.

The arrests were made in connection with crimes committed in Kilkenny including burglaries, thefts against the business community, serious assault and fraud.

Operation Storm is ongoing and a number of drug seizures have taken place in the city in recent hours.

150 gardaí and trainee gardaí along with the Air Support Unit, Dog Unit, Horse Unit and the Armed Response Unit are all taking place in the operation.