The Criminal Assets Bureau conducted a search operation today, Tuesday 16 March 2021 in Co. Longford with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit and the Revenue Customs Dog Unit.

A total of six searches were conducted, which included five residential premises and one professional premises.

The following were seized:

  • A 201 VW Passat
  • Financial documentation and electronic media
  • Documentation relating to the ownership of assets
  • Financial accounts with monies in excess of €37,000.00 were restrained by way of Orders under Section 17 of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act, 2010.

Arising from this morning’s searches, eight dogs have been taken in to care by the local Dog Warden.

This Criminal Assets Bureau investigation is focused on an Organised Criminal Group based in Co. Longford who are suspected to be involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs, intimidation, unlicensed money lending and extortion of monies.

Today’s search operation is connected to the CAB search operation in Co. Longford on the 6 July 2020.