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Sunday 22 October 2017

€18k cash, BMW and pellet gun seized from homes and offices in CAB gang raids

Photo issued by Garda of €18,000 in cash seized in raids on organised crime gangs.
Photo issued by Garda of €18,000 in cash seized in raids on organised crime gangs.

The Criminal Assets Bureau has dealt a blow to a west Dublin crime gang after seizing several assets including two vehicles and almost €20,000 in cash.

The raids were carried out on properties in the Ronanstown, Clondalkin, Lucan and Tallaght areas as part of an investigation into recent organised criminal activity in the area.

Residential homes and solicitors' and accountants' offices were searched during Wednesday's raids.

Van

Gardai seized cash totalling €18,000, a BMW car and a van, four watches and a bolt-action pellet gun.

No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing.

Assistant Commissioner John O'Driscoll said members of the Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) and the Special Crime Task Force assisted in the searches.

It is the second time in as many months that the CAB has carried out significant raids in the west Dublin area.

In April, an investigation into money-laundering through the sale of high-end horses led to 12 properties in Rathcoole and Clondalkin as well as properties in Co Meath and Co Kildare being searched.

Large amounts of financial documentation and electronic media were seized.

These raids were supported by the DOCB, the Special Crime Task Force, the Garda National Drugs Unit, the Armed Response Unit and gardai from Clondalkin and Ronanstown.

Photo issued by Garda of watches which have been seized along with a pellet gun, 18,000 euro in cash, a car and a van in raids on organised crime gangs.
Photo issued by Garda of watches which have been seized along with a pellet gun, 18,000 euro in cash, a car and a van in raids on organised crime gangs.

No arrests were made during this phase of the investigation.

Photo issued by Garda of a pellet gun seized in raids on organised crime gangs.
Photo issued by Garda of a pellet gun seized in raids on organised crime gangs.

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