UPDATE: Limerick man arrested during CAB operation released without charge

David Hurley

Reporter:

David Hurley

Email:

david.hurley@limerickleader.ie

UPDATE: Limerick man arrested during CAB operation released without charge

The man was arrested during a CAB-led operation

A MAN who was arrested in Limerick during a major garda operation targeting the activities of a suspected drug dealer has been released without charge.

The 42-year-old was arrested this Tuesday morning during a pre-planned operation which saw five private homes and one business premises being searched by gardai attached to the Criminal Assets Bureau.

A number of high-powered vehicles were seized along with a cocaine with an estimated street value of around €20,000.

“The CAB investigation centres on an individual member of an organised crime gang involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Limerick city and county area. This search operation is a significant development in the CAB investigation,” said a garda spokesperson.

In addition to the vehicles and drugs, ddocumentation in relation to the ownership of assets, financial documentation, mobile phones and electronic storage devices were also seized

These included laptop computers, mobile phone with evidence of drug dealing, tick lists and weighing scales.

The suspect, who was detained and questioned at Henry Street garda station, was released without charge this Tuesday evening.

Investigations are ongoing and a file is to be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.