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Crossbow and two cars seized in probe into gang linked to 'Fat' Andy Connors

Photo of a crossbow released by gardai

Photo of a crossbow released by gardai

Neil Fetherston

Gardai seized vehicles and a crossbow earlier today as part of an investigation into a gang with links slain crime figure ‘Fat’ Andy Connors.

Two cars, a Breitling watch and a crossbow were confiscated when cops operating under a search warrant, swooped on the premises in in Saggart Co. Dublin.

A garda spokesman said a number of other vehicles and goods were also seized in earlier searches as part of an ongoing probe into organised crime - including €3,800 in cash, six cars and three caravans.

Three people were arrested, including two women aged in their 40s and 20s and a man in his 20s.

They were taken to Tallaght and Rathfarnham Garda Stations and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984. They were later released and a file will now be prepared for the DPP.

The raids were carried out by gardaí from the Detective Unit in Tallaght Garda Station, backed up by the Emergency Response Unit, the Criminal Assets Bureau, Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit and the Garda Dog Unit.

"As part of an ongoing investigation into an organised crime gang, Gardaí have seized a number of vehicles and stolen goods, following a search under warrant of a premises in Saggart, Co. Dublin, today, 21st November 2020.

“Three people were previously arrested in relation to this investigation in January 2020, two women aged in their 40s and 20s and a man in his 20s.” gardai said. “A file is being prepared for submission to the DPP regarding these arrests.”

'Fat' Andy Connors died after being shot five times in August 2014 at his home in Saggart, West Dublin.

The father-of-six had lived a lavish existence which included driving luxury cars and drinking expensive Champagne.

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