Criminal Assets Bureau seize dogs, Volkswagen and €37,000 as part of search operation in Longford county

Criminal Assets Bureau crackdown on crime in county Longford saw the law enforcement agency conduct a series of raids in the county this morning. CAB with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit and the Revenue Customs Dog Unit conducted a search operation in county Longford this morning.

During this morning’s searches, CAB was assisted by the Garda Emergency Response Unit and the Revenue Customs Dog Unit.

A total of six searches were conducted at five residential and one professional premises. The Gardaí seized a 201 VW Passat, financial documents and electronic media and documentation in relation to ownership of assets.

An Garda secured financial accounts with monies in excess of €37,000 restrained by orders under Section 17 of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

 The seizure is a follow up to an operation last year in which the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), where 11 vehicles, €110,000, three caravans and designer items including a number of top watches were nabbed.

Financial accounts containing over €37,000 were also “restrained” as part of the operation, which also saw eight dogs being taken into care by the local dog warden.

The CAB investigation is focused on an Organised Criminal Group (OCG) based in county Longford who are suspected to be involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs, intimidation, unlicensed money lending and the extortion of monies.

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