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Dublin: 12 °C Thursday 2 July, 2020

Imitation firearm, cash and cars seized in searches by Criminal Assets Bureau

A number of searches were carried out in Wicklow and Dublin today.

THE CRIMINAL ASSETS Bureau (CAB) has seized a number of assets while carrying out searches in Wicklow and Dublin.

CAB – assisted by local gardaí, the Garda Emergency Response Unit, the Garda Region Support Unit and the Garda Public Order Unit – conducted searches in the Bray and Newtownmountkennedy areas of Wicklow this morning.

Five searches were carried out and approximately €6,000 and £5,200 (about €5,880) in cash, an imitation firearm, imitation ammunition and a TV were seized.

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A freezing order has been made in respect of approximately €144,000 in a bank account, and documents and mobile phones are also being examined.

No arrests were made and the CAB investigation into a Wicklow-based organised crime gang is continuing.

Organised crime 

In a separate and unrelated operation, CAB – assisted by local gardaí and the Garda Armed Support Unit – conducted a search in the Dublin 8 area this morning.

The search relates to a target believed to be connected with suspected members of an organised crime gang involved in the drugs trade.

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One search of a residence was conducted in the Marrowbone Lane area of Dublin 8.

A 2011 Audi A4 S Line and a 2015 Citroen Berlingo Van were seized as evidence.
A quantity of documents, mobile phones, five watches (including Rolex and Breitling watches) were also seized and are being examined by investigating officers.

No arrests were made. The CAB investigation into a south Dublin-based organised crime gang is continuing.

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