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Garda targets international organised crime gang

Conor Trindle
13 Apr 2019, 04:09 GMT+10

DUBLIN, Ireland - A joint law enforcement operation has targeted six premises in three counties in what has been described as a significant development in thje fight against organised crime.

Five homes, and premises occupied by a firm of solicitors were searched on Thursday by the Criminal Assets Bureau and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit, the Garda Special Crime Task Force, and the Garda Dog and Revenue Customs Dog Units.

A Garda statement said the raids targeted the assets and activities of an international organised crime gang involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs.
 
The searches were carried out in the counties of Dublin, Meath and Waterford.

Documentation in relation to the ownership of assets, financial documentation, mobile phones and electronic storage devices were seized and are currently being examined by bureau officers.
 
The Criminal Assets Bureau investigation centres on an International Organised Crime Gang involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs.

"Today’s search operation is a significant development in the CAB investigation and will be seen as a major upset to the network used by this organised crime cang to launder the proceeds of their drug dealing activities," the Garda statement said.

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