The Criminal Assets Bureau on Friday seized cash and designer items during raids in Laois, Kildare and Dublin targeting an organized crime gang.
Gardai said the CAB operation targeted addresses in Laois, Kildare, West and South Dublin divisions. “This search operation targeted the business activities of a major Dublin-based organized crime gang involved in drug trafficking and money laundering,” they said.
The searches were carried out with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU), Ronanstown and Lucan District Detective Units, Naas District Detective Unit and Customs Dog Unit.
Ten separate locations comprising four residential addresses, four business addresses including one approved premises and two business premises were searched.
During the searches, Gardai seized a Hublot watch, a Rolex watch, a Breitling watch, designer clothes and handbags and various sums of money totaling €22,000. Documents, files, hard drives and electronic devices were also seized during the operation. There were no arrests.
“Today’s action is notable in the context of an ongoing proceeds of crime investigation targeting the assets and business interests of key individuals suspected of participating in and directing organized crime,” Gardai said. .