CAB launch crackdown on gang believed to be involved in brothel keeping and cannabis grow houses• Yesterday 19:52
THE CRIMINAL ASSETS Bureau said it carried out several raids on homes and properties it believes are linked to organised crime in the capital.
Some of the cash seized.© Garda Press Office
In total, eight searches were conducted – one residential property and seven professional premises were searched.
Gardaí said they were targeting the assets of a gang involved in brothel keeping and and cannabis grow houses.
The following assets and exhibits were seized:
- Two Rolex Watches & jewellery valued in excess of €20,000
- Approximately €15,000 in cash
- Documentation in relation to financial and property transactions.
A garda spokesman said: “Today’s operation marks a significant development in the on-going Criminal Assets Bureau investigation which is focused on the assets of an international Organised Criminal Group (OCG) involved in the cultivation, sale and supply of controlled drugs through a network of cannabis grow houses, brothel keeping and the subsequent laundering of the proceeds of their criminal conduct.