26/03/2009

Four 'Tied-Up' In Major Operation

A major operation has been put in place to tackle organsied crime with four men detained this morning.

It is part of a joint Gardái/Customs Operation - codenamed Operation Tie - and being coordinated by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), National Support Services and the Dublin Metropolitan Regional Traffic Department.

Between 6 and 9am this morning officers engaged in Operation TIE searched a total of 30 premises, which included private houses, business premises and professional offices.

A quantity of documentation was seized during the course of these searches, along with a number of vehicles and a 9mm handgun.

While searches took place throughout the city, the bulk were concentrated on locations in the Dublin 12/Naas Road area.

Gardái said today that this investigation - which commenced in 2007 - involves investigations into criminal activity, primarily revenue irregularities and profits from criminal activity.

The four men arrested are to appear before Tallaght District Court this morning.

(BMcc/JM)

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