CAB officers currently monitoring over 765 criminals in Dublin
The Dublin West division has the highest number of gang associates being profiled by CAB with 284 targets
More than 750 suspects in Dublin are being monitored by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), new figures have shown.
Almost 600 local asset profilers have been trained to monitor some 1,770 criminals across the country.
The Dublin West division has the highest number of gang associates being profiled by CAB with 284 targets, followed by Dublin South, which stands at 188.
The remaining 293 individuals are spread out around the county’s north, north central, south central, and east areas.
Meanwhile, Limerick has the third-highest number of targets at 134.
CAB are targeting 82 suspects in Roscommon and Longford while Louth, which has seen a violent gangland feud emerge in Drogheda in recent years, has a list of 54 criminals.
Two other divisions with relatively high numbers are Laois/Offaly and Wexford, both with 50 gang associates being investigated.
Mayo has the least number of suspects (6), followed closely by Cork’s north region (9).
40 non-resident targets are also being profiled by CAB while 27 are based abroad, including senior members of the Kinahan cartel, who are located in the United Arab Emirates.
Some 220 of the targets were identified by CAB’s 585 local asset profilers, who have been trained to identify suspects and gather intelligence on their wealth.
CAB says the work of these divisional gardaí has increased its successes in freezing and seizing criminal assets.
Officers have conducted a number of raids over the last 12 months, seizing millions of Euro worth of cash and luxury goods.
Recent searches in Dublin and Kildare saw the bureau identify and restrain 3 bank accounts containing funds of €340,000.
They also seized a 212 Registration BMW X6; 141 Registration BMW X5; a Breitling watch; two Armani watches; as well as electronic devices and documents.
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