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Operation Clave: 24 arrests, €40,000 of cocaine and a growhouse discovery

Just two of the 24 people arrested in Kilkenny over the past few days have been remanded in custody.

Along with a substantial amount of cocaine, a cannabis growhouse was also uncovered yesterday.


With 24 arrests, tens of thousands of euros worth of cocaine and a growhouse discovery, it’s been a busy two days for Operation Clave in Kilkenny.

20 men and 4 women were arrested between Sunday and Monday for drugs offences.

It’s part of an operation that’s been on-going for the past 10 months to clamp down on the sale and supply of controlled substances in the Kilkenny/Carlow Division.

17 people appeared before a special sitting of Kilkenny District Court last night.

Of those, two were remanded in custody while the remainder were released on bail.

A further 5 people had already been charged and bailed earlier that day to reappear at a later date.

Over €40,000 worth of cocaine was seized on Sunday evening, while yesterday a cannabis growhouse was discovered in North County Kilkenny.

The operation is a joint one between the local drugs unit and the Drugs and Organised Crime Unit.