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Major operation Two arrests as CAB seize cars, cash and designer clothes in Co Kildare raid

'This is a significant development in the ongoing criminal and proceeds of crime investigations being conducted by CAB and the Tallaght District Detective Unit'

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Some of the cash that was found

Some of the cash that was found

CAB led the raid this morning

CAB led the raid this morning

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Some of the cash that was found

Two men have been arrested and are being held at Tallaght Garda Station after a Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) operation involving 150 officers carried out a search operation in Newbridge, Co Kildare this morning. 

Members of various units including the Emergency Response Unit, Tallaght District Detective Unit, Kildare Divisional Detective Unit, Eastern Regional Armed Support Unit, Garda National Immigration Bureau, the Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit and the Garda Dog Unit searched eight residential and two professional addresses.

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A Rolex watch was also seized

A Rolex watch was also seized

A Rolex watch was also seized

The searches resulted in the seizure of assets and properties accumulated by an organised crime gang and included €51,000 in cash; eight Rolex watches; two Chanel Bags; Canada Goose Jacket; three 201 Ford Focus Cars; a 202 Ford Transit; a 202 CITROËN Berlingo and a 191 Volkswagen Golf.

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One of the cars seized

One of the cars seized

One of the cars seized

Gardaí also arrested both men, one aged 19 and the other aged 40 for an offence contrary to Section 6 (Deception) of the Theft and Fraud Offence Act in respect of a local Garda Investigation and they are currently detained at Tallaght Garda Station.

“The search today was conducted as part of an ongoing investigation,” gardai said. “To date the investigation has identified and restrained 17 bank accounts containing cumulative funds of €495,000.

“This operation is a significant development in the ongoing criminal and proceeds of crime investigations being conducted by the Criminal Assets Bureau and Tallaght District Detective Unit.”

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