SIX people were arrested after €700,000 in cash, watches and cars were confiscated by Gardai.
Other items such as cell phones and documents were also seized when police searched a total of 24 premises.
Gardai says that in Operation Tara, they continue to address “the ability of specific organized crime groups to have a significant negative impact in a community”.
And they added that investigations were currently underway and were assessed to be making “significant progress”.
Around €700,000 in cash was seized, along with cars, watches and mobile phones and “documents aimed at a specific business activity”.
The Garda National Bureau of Drugs and Organized Crime (GNDOCB) is supported by other specialized units in its operation.
A total of 24 sites were searched, located in Ballyfermot, Clondalkin, Lucan and Crumlin, as well as in Dublin Downtown.
And Gardai also stopped and searched a number of cars, with a specific €200,000 cash seizure of a Northern Ireland registered car traveling North on the N3.
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A total of six people were arrested; 5 men in their 30s and 40s as well as a 33-year-old woman.
Gardai said that the arrest was related to suspected participation in the activities of a criminal organization, aimed at facilitating money laundering and drug trafficking.
They are all currently detained “under the provisions of section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007, at various Garda stations in the Dublin Metropolitan Area (DMR)”.
Detective Superintendent Seamus Boland, head of Garda’s National Bureau of Drugs and Organized Crime, said the operation was designed to make a “significant impact” on those involved in the crime. organized crime.
“This operation, led by the GNDOCB, is supported by a significant number of other Garda Síochána employees, including a number assigned to local drug units in West Dublin, which are supported by a significant number of other Garda Síochána employees,” he said. designed to make a significant impact on those involved in OCGs, who cause significant damage to communities in West Dublin and elsewhere.
“The seizure of cash, valuables, vehicles and specific documents and related arrests is seen as an important step in An Garda Síochána’s ambitions to effectively tackle criminal groups. related offense.”
And the Garda lead officer involved in tackling Serious & Organized Crime, Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll added: “Through initiatives like Operation Tara, criminals have involved in Organized Crime Groups that threaten the lives and welfare of people living in communities across Ireland, will go through An Garda Síochána’s determination to ensure they are prosecuted and their organization demolished.”
https://www.thesun.ie/news/8236542/gardai-six-arrests-cash-major-raids-dublin/ Six people arrested after 700,000 euros in cash, watches and cars were confiscated during a raid on Gardai 24 premises in Dublin