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Kinahan 'counters' arrested after €300k seized in garda raid

The cash seized by gardai yesterday
The cash seized by gardai yesterday

A pair of brothers were arrested in Dublin yesterday after gardai seized €300k during a raid on the Kinahan cartel.

The men were arrested following a garda raid on a cartel 'counting centre' in south Dublin.

The Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (DOCB) carried out a search op at an address in the Sandyford area of Dublin 18.

During the raid, cash in excess of €300,000 was seized along with cash-counting and vacuum-packaging equipment.

A man in his 30s was arrested at the scene and is currently detained at Blackrock garda station.

A source told Independent.ie: "The vacuum-packing machine was being used to seal the money so that dogs wouldn't be able to sniff it out.

"Gardai think the cash was being prepared to be exported to the Kinahan cartel in the Costa de Sol."

A number of follow-up searches were conducted in the Clondalkin area and a second man in his 30s was also arrested.

That man is currently detained at Clondalkin garda station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The arrested men are brothers hailing from Clondalkin, according to Independent.ie.