War on Irish Organised Crime Continues, Gardai make large Seizures here??

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Armed gardai backed up by 150 officers in huge Kildare raid as cars, cash and Rolex watches seized

The raid in Newbridge saw ten addresses searched by Gardaí, with the resulting items being seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau

  • 13:12, 21 SEP 2021

Over €50,000 in cash was recovered by officers in the CAB operation
Over €50,000 in cash was recovered by officers in the CAB operation (Image: An Garda Siochána)

Over 150 Garda officers were required during a massive operation on Tuesday morning which saw a huge number of items seized.

The raid in Newbridge saw ten addresses searched by Gardaí, with the resulting items being seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

The operation involved approximately 150 Bureau Officers and Gardaí comprised of:

  • The Emergency Response Unit,
  • Tallaght District Detective Unit,
  • Kildare Divisional Detective Unit,
  • Eastern Regional Armed Support Unit,
  • Garda National Immigration Bureau,
  • The Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit and
  • The Garda Dog Unit.

Searches of eight residential addresses along with two professional addresses were conducted.

Tuesday morning’s operation targeted assets including properties accumulated by an Organised Crime Gang.

Officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau in Newbridge on Tuesday morning
Officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau in Newbridge on Tuesday morning (Image: An Garda Siochána)

It was a major success for the CAB, with the following items being seized:

  • €51,000 in cash
  • Eight (8) Rolex watches
  • Two (2) Chanel Bags
  • Canada Goose Jacket
  • Three (3) 201 Ford Focus Cars
  • 202 Ford Transit
  • 202 CITROËN Berlingo
  • 191 Volkswagen Golf

Gardaí also arrested two males, one aged 19 and the other aged 40 for an offence contrary to Section 6 (Deception) of the Theft and Fraud Offence Act in respect of a local Garda Investigation and they are currently detained at Tallaght Garda Station.

The search today was conducted as part of an ongoing investigation and to date the investigation has identified and restrained seventeen bank accounts containing cumulative funds of €495,000.

The operation is a significant development in the on-going criminal and proceeds of crime investigations being conducted by the Criminal Assets Bureau and Tallaght District Detective Unit.

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