Gardai find drugs in holiday home of Dublin criminal gang

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Gardai find drugs in holiday home of Dublin criminal gang
12:49 Thursday 17th of May 2018

The Criminal Assets Bureau, assisted by Gardaí from the Dublin Metropolitan Region Special Crime Task Force and Revenue Customs conducted a search operation in Dublin and Wexford this morning.

Searches were conducted at four properties in Dublin 8, Dublin 24, South County Dublin and Co Wexford.

The CAB investigation centres on an Organised Crime Group based in the Dublin 24 area.

Seized items included:

  • US$1,500 cash;
  • £250 sterling cash;
  • 2014 Audi A6 car;

    • 3 watches - 1 Rolex and 2 Tag Heuer;

      • Computer equipment;
      • Mobile phones;
      • a small quantity of drugs (cannabis and cocaine).

        The searches in Dublin were in 3 residential homes and the search in Co Wexford related to a holiday home.

        The small quantity of drugs was found during the course of the search of the holiday home.

        A quantity of documents, mobile phones, etc. are being examined by investigating officers and expert staff of the Criminal Assets Bureau.

        The Audi A6 motorcar has been seized under the Provisions of Section 1A of the Proceeds of Crime Act, 1996 as inserted by Section 3 of the Proceeds of Crime (Amendment) Act, 2016

        Today’s searches mark a significant development in the Criminal Assets Bureau investigation into this Organised Crime Group.

        The target was identified by the Special Crime Task Force established by the Commissioner in July 2016.

        Gardai said no arrests were made at this time.

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