Approximately 120 gardai are involved in ongoing searches and checkpoints across the city and county this afternoon.
The operation commenced at 8am this morning and to date 23 addresses have been searched and 27 people are in custody.
According to a garda spokesman 20 criminal charges are being brought against 'prolific Operation targets'.
There have been 56 anti-crime checkpoints on numerous roads and in towns and villages across Kilkenny.
Operation Storm is currently taking place in Kilkenny to combat crime and deter criminals and to increase awareness of crime prevention.