Welcome to the
Criminal Assets Bureau
Welcome to the
Criminal Assets Bureau
Denying and depriving people of the proceeds of criminal conduct Denying and depriving people of the proceeds of criminal conduct


Under the Proceeds of Crime Act, 1996 to 2016 the Bureau can freeze and seize assets which it shows to the High Court are the proceeds of criminal conduct. This is done on the civil standard of proof which is know internationally as non-Conviction Based Forfeiture.


The Bureau can tax all sources of income. Where a person has a lifestyle not consistent with their returns to the Revenue Commissioners, the Bureau can raise tax assessments, issue tax demands and collect tax where it has not been paid. CAB can also implement all Customs controls and legislation as and when necessary.


Social Welfare payments are made by the Department of Employment Affairs & Social Protection. The Bureau is empowered to investigate, determine and recover any Social Welfare payments that have been falsely claimed. The Minister may also refer cases to the Bureau where there are reasonable grounds to believe that Social Welfare Officials may be subject to threats or other forms of intimidation.

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News/Press Releases/Publications

CAB search in Longford

July 29th, 2021|

The Criminal Assets Bureau conducted a search operation in Co. Longford this morning, Thursday 29 July 2021. The search operation was conducted by Criminal Assets Bureau Officers, supported by the Emergency Response Unit, Regional Armed Support Unit, Longford Gardaí, the [...]