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Annual Report Of Criminal Assets Bureau Published.

An Biúró um Shócmhainní Coiriúla Tuarascáil Bhliantúil – Criminal Assets Bureau Annual Report.

The Annual Report of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) for the year 2022 has now been published. Same which can be found published HERE.

During 2022, the Bureau focused on all crimes which involved wealth acquisition and returned to the Irish Exchequer in excess of €6.3m million.

CAB seizures included cash, property assets, luxury cars, watches (including Rolex, Breitling and Hublot), together with items of clothing (Christine Louboutin shoes and Louis Vuitton bags). Further details can be found in the annual report.

In total, for the year 2022, the Bureau denied and deprived criminals of their ill-gotten gains to the sum of €6.359 million, and the value of assets under the new proceeds of crime cases commenced by the Bureau ranged in value from €9,718 to €1,948,147.

Internationally, the Bureau continued to liaise and conduct investigations with law enforcement and judicial authorities, throughout Europe and worldwide.

This included extensive cooperation with law enforcement agencies in Northern Ireland, including the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI), Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC) and the National Crime Agency (NCA).

The 2022 Annual Report evidences the hard work and dedication of Chief Bureau Officer Mr Mick Gubbins and all of the staff and agencies involved in CAB.
Between the years 1996 and 2022, CAB has denied and deprived criminals of over €210 million worth of assets that have been returned to the Exchequer.
Of this, €35.5 million came under the ‘proceeds of crime legislation’, €169 million was from Revenue collections and over €5.8 million from Social Welfare recoveries.

In 2021 the Community Safety Innovation Fund, which reinvests proceeds of crime, same returned to the Exchequer by CAB, was returned back into communities, thus funding innovative local projects and building stronger and safer communities.

Local Divisional Asset Gardaí Profilers, trained by CAB, played an important role in every Garda division, provided information to CAB; becoming the eyes and ears of the Bureau while providing a vauable increased reach to all areas of this island.

An additional 37 Divisional Asset Profilers were trained in 2022, and extra training was provided for 130 existing Divisional Asset Profilers. At the end of 2022 the total number of Divisional Asset Profilers stood at 572 nationwide. In 2023 the number of Divisional Asset Profilers reached its highest level ever, in the organisations history, with over 600 Profilers.

In 2022 this total number included: 545 Gardaí; 19 Officers of the Revenue Commissioners engaged in Customs and Excise duties; and 8 Officers of the Department of Social Protection.

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