October 26, 2020

Seven held and €450k seized in Wicklow garda raids

Gardai have arrested seven people and seized €450k in cash following a series of raids in Wicklow and Dublin.

The searches were carried out by the Criminal Assets Bureau investigating into a gang laundering money for other criminals.

A total of 11 searches, including three business premises and eight residential properties, were conducted with three luxury cars and high value goods seized.

More than €260,000 has also been frozen in a number of bank accounts.

Gardaí said the ongoing intelligence-led operation is targeting foreign nationals involved in the laundering of the proceeds of crime, accumulated by Irish-based organised crime groups.

The seven in custody are being detained in various Dublin garda stations.

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