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Detained Gardai arrest man after seizing €110K in cash in Coolock, north Dublin


Cash seized by gardai in Coolock

Cash seized by gardai in Coolock

Cash seized by gardai in Coolock

GARDAI have arrested a 53-year-old man after seizing a huge haul of €110,000 in cash in north Dublin.

Cops from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the Garda Dog Unit swooped on a premises in Coolock on Friday where they made the bust as part of an operation targeting organised crime.

They discovered a quantity of cash in several currencies, including euro and US dollars, estimated to be about €110,000 (subject to counting).

A vehicle was also located and seized.

A 53-year-old man was arrested and is currently detained under section 50 of Criminal Justice Act, 2007 on suspicion of involvement in an offence of participating in the activities of a criminal organisation to facilitate money laundering of the proceeds of drug trafficking pursuant to the provisions of section 72 of Criminal Justice Act 1996.

He is in custody at Coolock Garda Station and can be held for up to seven days, gardai revealed.

It's the latest of several major cash and drugs seizures by gardai in the past week.

Speaking today Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, who heads Organised and Serious Crime within the Garda Síochána, said:
"The Garda Síochána continues to pursue organised crime groups that supply illicit drugs within our communities, the motivation for which is financial gain.

"We again today have made a significant impact as we attempt to dismantle organised crime groups, by locating and seizing suspected proceeds of their criminal activity and the drugs they sell”.

"In this week alone, we have seized drugs to of a value of about €1m and cash to a value of over €230,000, while also making arrests resulting in six suspects being charged with serious criminal offences associated with organised and serious crime, all of which helps prevent further damage being inflicted within our communities”.

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