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Criminal Assets Bureau Search Operation, Dublin and Meath, 14th July 2021

Issue Date: 16th July 2021

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), with the assistance of the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) and local Gardaí attached to Store Street and Blanchardstown Garda Stations, conducted a search operation on Wednesday, 14th July 2021.

Two properties in Dublin 1 and Dublin 15 were searched, and resulted in the seizure of the following items:

• €16,245 cash
• £3,280 Sterling cash
• Designer handbags and clothing (including Moncler, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent and Hermes)
• Electronic devices
• Documentation in relation to financial and property transactions

Three searches were also conducted at professional premises at locations in counties Meath and Dublin.

As a result of further inquiries, CAB have also restrained funds totalling €238,000 in relation to this investigation, on today’s date, Friday 16th July 2021.

This investigation is focussed on the assets of an individual suspected to be involved in the cultivation, sale and supply of controlled drugs through a network of cannabis grow houses.

Investigations are ongoing.