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Criminal Assets Bureau Operation on the 1/5/19

Criminal Assets Bureau Operation on the 1/5/19

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU), DMR Armed Support Unit, Kildare Armed Support Unit, District Detective Unit DMR South, the Garda Air Support Unit and the Garda Dog Unit conducted a search operation this morning, Wednesday 1st May 2019 targeting the assets and activities of an international Organised Crime Gang involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs.   

In total, eighteen (18) searches were conducted in counties Dublin and Kildare.
The following were seized:
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.

Evidence of considerable expenditure on a number of homes in the Dublin area has been obtained and analysed by an expert on behalf of CAB

  • Seven (7) Rolex watches
  • A 152 Nissan X-Trail SUV and a 141 Landrover Discovery.
  • A GPS Tracker
  • An assortment of designer clothing.

A 36year old man was arrested on suspicion of money laundering and is currently detained at Irishtown Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Today’s search operation is a significant development in the CAB investigation and will be seen as a major upset to the network used by this Organised Crime Gang to launder the proceeds of their drug dealing activities.

This operation is ongoing.

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