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Ongoing probe Two men quizzed after gardai seize two luxury cars and over €130,000 in cash

'Both individuals were arrested on suspicion of involvement in an offence of participating in the activities of a criminal organisation'

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Part of the cash seizure made in north Dublin last night

Part of the cash seizure made in north Dublin last night

Part of the cash seizure made in north Dublin last night

Two men are being quizzed at Swords and Coolock Garda stations after gardai, supported by the Special Crime Task Force (SCTF), intercepted a vehicle in north Dublin at 6pm yesterday evening. 

A search of the vehicle was carried out by officers attached to the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) as part of ongoing investigations targeting people suspected of involvement in organised crime.

“A search of this vehicle led to the discovery and seizure of €104,720 in cash,” gardai said. “A number of follow up searches were later conducted in the Santry and Carrickmines areas of Dublin, with a further €25,660 in cash seized along with one Audi SQ5, one Audi Q3 and a Rolex watch.

“Two men, aged 36 years and 45 years, were arrested and are currently detained, pursuant to the provisions of Section 50 of Criminal Justice Act, 2007, at Swords and Coolock Garda Stations.”

Gardai added: “Both individuals were arrested on suspicion of involvement in an offence of participating in the activities of a criminal organisation, to facilitate money laundering, relating to the suspected proceeds of drug trafficking, pursuant to the provisions of Section 72 of Criminal Justice Act 1996.

“Investigations are ongoing.”

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