Man arrested and €300,000 of stolen property recovered during probe into organised crime group
11th November 2022
AMAN HAS been arrested and approximately €300,000 of stolen property has been recovered following a number of Garda searches carried out this week.
The searches were conducted as part of a Garda investigation into the activities of an organised crime group suspected of committing thefts nationwide.
During the course of a search in the north Longford area on Tuesday, gardaí recovered items which were suspected to have been stolen including one vehicle, outboard engines, high-tech marine products, and vehicle parts.
A man, aged in his 40s, was arrested, taken to Longford Garda Station and detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.
Five follow-up searches were later conducted in north Longford, Westmeath and Dublin where three vehicles suspected to have been stolen were recovered along with vehicle parts from various high-end vehicles.
High-tech equipment for dismantling cars, suspected cannabis growhouse equipment and substantial evidence of organised crime group activity were also recovered.
As a result of these Garda investigations, a number of bank accounts have also been frozen.
The property recovered to date as part of this ongoing investigation is estimated to be valued at approximately €300,000.
The man arrested as part of this investigation is still being detained at Longford Garda Station.
Investigations are ongoing.