Flashy watches, designer handbags and €22,000 in cash seized in CAB raids in Kildare, Laois and Dublin this morning

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) conducted a search operation in the DMR West, DMR South, Laois and Kildare areas this morning, Friday 29th April.

The searches were carried out with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU), Ronanstown and Lucan District Detective Units, Naas District Detective Unit and Customs Dog Unit.

Ten separate locations including four residential addresses, four business addresses including one approved premises and two business premises were searched. It is understood that one of the locations was in Clane.

The following items were seized during the searches;
A Hublot watch
A Rolex watch
A Breitling watch
Designer clothes
Designer handbags
Various sums of money on each of the search sites totaling €22,000
Documents, records, hard drives and electronic devices
No arrests were made during this operation.

“This search operation targeted the business activities of a major Dublin-based organized crime gang involved in drug trafficking and money laundering,” Gardai said.

“Today’s action is notable in the context of an ongoing proceeds of crime investigation targeting the assets and business interests of key individuals believed to be involved in and directing organized crime.”

Some of the items seized

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