A huge operation was carried out across locations in Dublin and Kildare which saw luxury watches, BMWs, and cash seized.
The Criminal Assets Bureau CAB conducted the search operation on Thursday, May 12, 2022.
It was carried out by Bureau officers and supported by the Emergency Response Unit, the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, Tallaght District Drug Unit, Naas District Drug Unit, the Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit and the Customs Dog Unit.
The operation involved searches at five locations including residential and commercial addresses.
Following an investigation, three bank accounts containing funds of €340,000 were identified and restrained during the course of the operation.
In addition to this, the following assets were also seized by officers:
- 212 Registration BMW X6
- 141 Registration BMW X5
- Breitling Watch
- Two Armani Watches
- Electronic devices and documentation were also seized during the course of the search operation.
A spokesperson confirmed that “this morning’s search operation was conducted as part of a CAB proceeds of crime investigation, into assets accrued by an individual linked to an East European Organised Criminal Group (OCG) which is involved in drug trafficking.
“Today’s operation marks a significant development in the ongoing CAB proceeds of crime investigation.”
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