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Update - Criminal Assets Bureau Search Operation in Limerick on the 15/3/19

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU), the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), the Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit (SMVIU), the Garda Technical Bureau and the Garda Dog Unit conducted a search operation today, Friday the 15th of March 2019, targeting the assets and activities of an Organised Crime Gang based in the Limerick City and County areas.

In total, eight (8) searches were conducted in counties, Limerick, Tipperary and Dublin.

Two (2) Residential Premises, Two (2) Business Premises (Car Sales Outlets) and four (4) Professional Premises (Solicitors, Accountant, and a Finance Company) were searched.

The following were seized:

115  Vehicles
€43,000 euro and £1,000 cash
1 Rolex watch

Documentation in relation to the ownership of assets, financial documentation, mobile phones and electronic storage devices were seized and are currently being examined by Bureau Officers.

The CAB investigation centres on an Organised Crime Gang involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Limerick City and County areas, and who suspected of being involved in laundering the proceeds of their criminal conduct through a Car Sales Outlet in Limerick City.

A Bank Account held by one Car Sales Business was restrained by a Court Order, pursuant to Section 17(2) of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act, 2010

No arrests were made.

This search operation is ongoing and further details will be available on completion. As it is an ongoing operation there is no spokesperson available for comment.

Further updates will follow.

Today’s search operation is a significant development in the CAB investigation and will be seen as a major upset to Organised Criminal activity in the Limerick City and County areas.

Photographs are available here

Garda Press Office

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU), the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), the Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit (SMVIU), the Garda Technical Bureau and the Garda Dog Unit are conducting a search operation this morning, Friday the 15th March 2019, targeting the assets and activities of an Organised Crime Gang based in the Limerick City and County areas.

Searches are being conducted in counties, Limerick, Tipperary and Dublin.

The CAB investigation centres on an Organised Crime Gang involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Limerick City and County areas, and who are laundering the proceeds of their criminal conduct through a Car Sales Outlet in Limerick City.

The search operation is currently ongoing and no further details are available. Updates will be provided.

Photograph available here