A MAN has been arrested after nearly half a million euros in cash was seized from a heavy cargo vehicle in Dublin Port.
The man, 34, was arrested for allegedly participating in the activities of a criminal organization.
The stash was discovered yesterday, Monday, January 10 when members of the Garda National Drug and Organized Crime Bureau stopped a lorry coming out of the Port Tunnel at Dublin Port.
Detective Chief Superintendent Seamus Boland, head of the office at GNDOCB, said: “The results of this operation today reflect the fact that, by 2022, the Garda National Drug & Organized Crime Bureau will continues to prioritize targeting assets believed to be pre-crime, with a view to asset seizure and prosecution involving people suspected of being involved in money laundering and related crimes.”
The investigation is ongoing and further updates will be made.
A garda spokesman said: “At approximately 8:15 p.m. on Monday, January 10, 2022, during an ongoing investigation into people suspected of being involved in organized crime, employees Officers from Garda’s National Narcotics & Organized Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), intercepted a freight truck that had exited the Port Tunnel at Dublin Port.
“During the search of the vehicle, cash worth €488,000 was found and seized.
“Today, during the relevant investigation, the GNDOCB arrested one (1) male, 34 years old. He is currently in custody, as defined in section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007, at Mountjoy Garda Station, Dublin.
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“The person in custody has been arrested on suspicion of his alleged involvement in the activities of a criminal organization, to facilitate money laundering, in relation to the money suspected to be drug trafficking, in accordance with the provisions of section 72 of the Criminal Code of the Judiciary Act 2006.”
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