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€4 Million Seized and Arrest, GNDOCB Searches Co. Kerry and Co. Laois, 30th September 2020

Yesterday, Wednesday 30th September 2020, personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) undertook searches of two premises, one located in Co. Laois and the other in Co. Kerry, in the course of targeting the suspected criminal activities of a particular organised crime group, believed to be involved in drug trafficking at an international level.

In the course of the two searches, investigating members located and seized a quantity of cash estimated to total €4,000,000 (subject to completion of counting) along with three motor vehicles.

A male, 46-years-old, was arrested on suspicion of having committed an organised crime related offence and is currently detained at Tralee Garda Station, pursuant to organised crime-related legislation.

Speaking today, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll who heads Organised and Serious Crime said, "An Garda Síochána, through its Organised and Serious Crime (OSC) section continues to target criminal activity associated with organised crime groups with a particular focus on depriving those concerned of the proceeds of their criminal activity.

"The seizure yesterday by the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) of cash, potentially to the extent of €4 million, bringing to €8 million the total amount of cash seized by GNDOCB so far this year, is another important achievement, reflecting our determination to dismantle particular organised crime groups.”