As part of an on-going money laundering and proceeds of crime investigation, the Criminal Assets Bureau conducted a search of a motor dealership in Co. Tipperary this morning, Thursday 21 October 2021.
This morning’s operation is linked to a recent CAB search operation conducted at a motor dealership in Dublin 15 on 6 September 2021, during the course of which 7 high value vehicles were seized and the subsequent seizure of a Jaguar I Pace vehicle valued at €80,000 on 28 September 2021.
Today’s search operation involved the search of a Tipperary motor dealership by 24 Bureau Officers.
11 vehicles in total were seized and removed from the search site, 4 of which were detained for customs/VRT offences:
- 5 x Audi Q7
- 2 x Range Rover
- 2 x BMW X5
- 1 x Audi A4
- 1 x VW Passat
In addition to which €11,000 in cash was also seized.
This morning’s operation was conducted as part of an on-going money laundering and proceeds of crime investigation targeting assets linked to a significant East European OCG operating within this jurisdiction.