Five CAB raids in Longford this morning
A 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.
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.
Arising from this morning’s searches eight dogs have been 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.
The seizure is a follow up to an operation last year in which the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU), Western Region Armed Support Unit (ASU), the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), The Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI), the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB), the Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit (SMVIU), the Garda Dog Unit, the Garda Mounted Unit, the Garda Air Support Unit, Local Gardai from the Longford / Roscommon Division and Staff from Customs Revenue (Customs Dog, Customs Fuel Unit and Customs Search Teams) conducted a search operation in County Longford last July.
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 and extortion of monies.