Rolex watches are Gangland’s Favourite Toys; More Seizures of Drugs in the Midlands?

Posted by

Two arrested, cash and drugs seized as part of Criminal Assets Bureau investigation in the Midlands

6th May 2021


TWO PEOPLE HAVE been arrested as part of search operations in the Midlands carried out by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) this morning.a close up of a box

Investigators also seized €80,000 in cash, cocaine with an estimated street value of €210,000, a quantity of cannabis worth €10,000 and financial documentation.

The drugs found are being sent to Forensic Science Ireland for analysis.

Alongside this, investigators also seized 12 high-value branded watches from Hublot, Rado, Audemars Piguet, Rolex and Patek Philipe. Designer goods from Celine and Jimmy Choo brands were also seized, alongside a 2Gs saddle.a bunch of items that are on display

The seized items were found in two residential properties as well as a building under construction in the Midlands.

A man (30s) and a woman (40s) were arrested in connection with the seizures.

They are currently being detained under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act, 1996 at Garda Stations in the Midlands.

Investigators from the CAB were assisted by personnel from Tullamore and Portlaoise Detective Units, Eastern Regional Armed Support Unit (ASU), Customs Dog Unit and local Dog Wardens.

The operation was carried out as part of an on-going CAB investigation into property and assets that have been funded by criminality.

The assets identified by the CAB include property that was accumulated by an East European criminal group that has been involved with the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Midlands.a person standing in a room© An Garda Saiochaana

 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s