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The Criminal Assets Bureau carried out the raid on a house in Louth.
The Criminal Assets Bureau carried out the raid on a house in Louth.
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Mercedes Benz and €5,000 in cash seized in CAB investigation into Moldovan gang

Gardaí said that the investigation was focused on the ‘extensive redevelopment’ of a house.
Feb 21st 2020, 10:52 AM 35,868 31

A WHITE MERCEDES Benz and €5,000 in cash were among the items seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau during a raid in Louth linked to a Moldovan gang. 

The raid was carried out by the Criminal Assets Bureau, alongside the Emergency Response Unit and the Revenue Customs Dog Unit, at a residence in Louth this morning. 

An expert property valuation professional also assisted in the raid, during which the €5,000 in cash was seized along with a white AMG Mercedes Benz C200 coupe, with a 171 registration. 

CAB also seized various electronic devices including laptops and mobile phones, as well as assorted documents and banking records. 

A court restraining order was also secured in relation to approximately €30,000 in a bank. 

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87012024_10157839018643001_5808810312832385024_o Source: Garda Press Office/Criminal Assets Bureau

A garda spokesperson said that this “ongoing Criminal Assets Bureau investigation is targeting assets linked to a Moldovan Organised Crime Group suspected of being heavily involved in the sale and supply of illicit drugs”. 

The investigation is focused on the purchase and re-development of the property searched today by Gardaí. 

The spokesperson said that this morning’s operation was a “significant development” in identifying assets linked to the gang.

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