€18k cash, BMW and pellet gun seized from homes and offices in CAB gang raids
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.
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.
No arrests were made during this phase of the investigation.