Two people are being questioned in relation to a significant drug seizure in the city last night.
A planned search took place at a house in the Old Dublin Road area at 8pm and approximately €20,000 worth of cannabis was seized.
A man and a woman in their early twenties were arrested and remain in custody at Kilkenny Garda Station where they are being held under section 2 of the Criminal Justice Drugs Trafficking Act.
Superintendent Derek Hughes of Kilkenny Garda Station while declining to comment on the seizure itself as the Garda investigation is ongoing stated that it was understandable that people living in Kilkenny City would be alarmed by the scale of the drug seizure in their community but added that “people should take some comfort from the fact that large scale seizures by gardaí during intelligence-led operations severely curtail drug supply in the areas impacted and make communities safer by reducing the number of young people's lives likely to be devastated by drugs”.
Anyone with information about the sale and supply of drugs in Kilkenny is encouraged to contact Gardaí in confidence.