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24 May 2022

Cash, watches and designer clothes seized as Laois properties raided in CAB operation

Cash, watches and designer clothes seized as Laois properties raided in CAB operation

The Criminal Assets Bureau seized cash and designer goods in searches in Laois, Kildare and Dublin targeting an organised crime gang this morning. 

Gardai said the CAB operation targeted addresses in Laois, Kildare, Dublin West and South Divisions. “This search operation targeted the commercial activities of a significant Dublin based Organised Crime Gang involved in drug trafficking and money laundering,” they stated. 

 The searches were conducted with the assistance of The Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU), Ronanstown and Lucan District Detective Units, Naas District Detective Unit and the Customs Revenue Dog Unit.

Ten separate locations consisting of four residential addresses, four business addresses including a licensed premises and two professional premises were searched.

During the course of the searches gardai seized a Hublot Watch, a Rolex Watch, a Breitling Watch,  designer clothes and handbags and assorted sums of cash totalling €22,000. Documents, records, hard drives and electronic devices were also seized in the operation. There were no arrests. 

“Today’s action is noteworthy in the context of an on-going proceeds of crime investigation targeting the assets and commercial interests of key individuals suspected of participating in and directing organised criminality,” Gardai stated. 

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