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CAB Coordinates Raids In Eight Counties Including Co. Tipperary

Fifty members of the Criminal Assets Bureau, supported by the Emergency Response Unit and the Regional Support Unit from the Garda Western Region, carried out a coordinated series of searches on an organised crime gang involved in the sale and supply of drugs.

Property seized included six cars; one x 191 registered Ford Focus; two x 181 registered Ford Focus; one x 181 registered Ford Ranger; two x 161 registered Ford Focus and a ‘TuffMac’ general duty car trailer; all with an estimated combined value of some €120,000.

More than 100 Garda members were involved in some 21 searches across counties Tipperary, Longford, Offaly, Laois, Westmeath, Cavan, Roscommon and Dublin. We understand that these searches were focused on 5 residential addresses; 16 business premises, mainly car dealerships and one midland Solicitor’s office.

Cocaine valued at €25,000 was also seized and freezing orders were placed on six bank accounts which contained approximately €50,000.

Also seized were drug paraphernalia, computers, mobile phones, financial documents, fake €20 bank notes, 3 Rolex watches and a quantity of lady’s designer handbags.

A male in his 20’s has been arrested by local Gardaí under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act, 2001

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