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Criminal Assets Bureau Search Operation Dublin 8th October 2020

The Criminal Assets Bureau assisted by the Emergency Response Unit and the Customs Dog Unit carried out searches across the Dublin Metropolitan Region today, 8th October 2020. Fourteen premises were searched as a part of this operation including residential premises, a sports club, business premises, a motor dealership, dental practices and other professional premises.

The following items of note were seized:

• Cash of €13,200
• €35,921 frozen in a bank account
• BMW and Ford vehicles
• Records in relation to a number of significant property transactions

Today’s operation targeted an Organised Crime Group (OCG) involved in drug trafficking. Along with targeting assets linked to the OCG, the operation also targeted the outlets employed by the OCG believed to be involved in laundering the proceeds of crime. Today’s operation marks a significant development in the on-going proceeds of crime investigation.