Six held after Garda raids in south Kilkenny

Six men remain in detention following a Garda operation in south Kilkenny this morning.

Six men remain in detention following a Garda operation in south Kilkenny this morning.

Gardaí carried out searches of seven properties in the area, as part of an investigation into organised crime. The operation was launched from Thomastown Garda Station – and six men, in their late twenties to early forties, have been detained in Thomastown, Waterford, and Wexford Garda stations.

The men are being questioned in relation to a number of aggravated burglaries and armed raids in the region. Under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, they may be held for up to seven days.

A number of items were seized during the operation. Investigations are continuing.