Imitation firearm, cash and cars seized in searches by Criminal Assets Bureau
THE CRIMINAL ASSETS Bureau (CAB) has seized a number of assets while carrying out searches in Wicklow and Dublin.
CAB â" assisted by local gardaÃ, the Garda Emergency Response Unit, the Garda Region Support Unit and the Garda Public Order Unit â" conducted searches in the Bray and Newtownmountkennedy areas of Wicklow this morning.
Five searches were carried out and approximately â¬6,000 and Â£5,200 (about â¬5,880) in cash, an imitation firearm, imitation ammunition and a TV were seized.
A freezing order has been made in respect of approximately â ¬144,000 in a bank account, and documents and mobile phones are also being examined.
No arrests were made and the CAB investigation into a Wicklow-based organised crime gang is continuing.
In a separate and unrelated operation, CAB â" assisted by local gardaÃ and the Garda Armed Support Unit â" conducted a search in the Dublin 8 area this morning.
The search relates to a target believed to be connected with suspected members of an organised crime gang involved in the drugs trade.
One search of a residence was conducted in the Marrowbone Lane area of Dublin 8.
A 2011 Audi A4 S Line and a 2015 Citroe n Berlingo Van were seized as evidence.
A quantity of documents, mobile phones, five watches (including Rolex and Breitling watches) were also seized and are being examined by investigating officers.
No arrests were made. The CAB investigation into a south Dublin-based organised crime gang is continuing.