Vehicles, Cash & Documents Seized In CAB Probe

A haul of vehicles, documents and cash has been recovered by the Criminal Assets Bureau during searches in Co Monaghan this morning, 07 November.

The seizures come amid investigations into a group suspected of involvement in "various international smuggling activities" which has intensified over the past two weeks, a statement released by the Garda said.

Ten separate sites in the border county were searched, including seven homes and three yards/industrial sheds. No arrests have been made.

The following items were seized:

• 192 (2019) X5 BMW M Sport

• 2016 X5 BMW

• 2014 VW Transporter Crew Cab 2.8 litre

• Mitsubishi Shogun

• Documents and records

• Electronic Devices

• Cash (€1,400 euros, $900 dollars and Sterling £600).

The CAB investigation is continuing and Garda confirmed that is not linked to the ongoing probe by Essex Police into the 39 dead bodies found in a refrigerated lorry.

A number of restraining orders in respect of accounts in financial institutions have been made by a Judge of the District Court pursuant to Section 17(2) of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act, 2010.

As part of the operation the Bureau detained a Northern Ireland Registered Tractor Unit and Curtain Sider Trailer at Dublin Port on Tuesday last. The Bureau also detained a Bulgarian Registered tractor unit and a curtain sider trailer at the same location on Tuesday last.

The CAB was supported today by the ERU, the Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit (NBCI), the Revenue Customs Dog Unit and the Garda National Immigration Bureau.


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