A Criminal Assets Bureau led investigation conducted a search operation today in three counties, seizing 82 vehicles and a large sum of cash.
In total, eight searches were conducted at homes, car sales outlets and four professional businesses, including a solicitor and an accountant, in counties Limerick, Tipperary and Dublin.
A bank account held by one car sales business was frozen by a Court Order.
The following was seized:
- 82 vehicles
- €43,000 and £1,000 cash
- 1 Rolex watch
- Financial documents, mobile phones and electronic devices
Documentation in relation to the ownership of assets, financial documentation, mobile phones and electronic storage devices were seized and are currently being examined by Bureau Officers.
The CAB investigation centres on an Organised Crime Gang involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Limerick City and County areas, and who suspected of being involved in laundering the proceeds of their criminal conduct through a Car Sales Outlet in Limerick City, gardaí say.
No arrests were made.
The search was assisted by Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU), the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), the Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit (SMVIU), the Garda Technical Bureau and the Garda Dog Unit.
Investigations are ongoing.