On 6th November 2020, in the course of ongoing investigations targeting organised crime, an operation was undertaken by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Garda Dog Unit. A search was undertaken at a location in Coolock, Dublin, where a quantity of a cash, estimated to be about €110,000 (subject to counting) and one vehicle was located and seized.
One male, age 53 years, was arrested and is currently detained pursuant to the provisions of section 50 (up to 7 days detainment) of Criminal Justice Act, 2007 on suspicion of involvement in an offence of participating in the activities of a criminal organisation to facilitate money laundering of the proceeds of drug trafficking pursuant to the provisions of section 72 of Criminal Justice Act 1996, at Coolock garda station.
Speaking today Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who heads Organised and Serious Crime within the Garda Síochána, said:
"The Garda Síochána continues to pursue organised crime groups that supply illicit drugs within our communities, the motivation for which is financial gain. We again today have made a significant impact as we attempt to dismantle organised crime groups, by locating and seizing suspected proceeds of their criminal activity and the drugs they sell”.
"In this week alone, we have seized drugs to of a value of about one million Euro and cash to a value of over €230,000, while also making arrests resulting in six (6) suspects being charged with serious criminal offences associated with organised and serious crime, all of which helps prevent further damage being inflicted within our communities”.