Suspected gang member arrested during major CAB operation in Limerick

Fintan Walsh

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Suspected gang member arrested during major CAB operation in Limerick

A Harley Davidson motorcycle was seized as part of the CAB search this Tuesday PICTURE: AN GARDA SIOCHANA

GARDAI have arrested a man in his 40s after seizing a number of vehicles, drugs, paperwork and devices, as part of a Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) operation in County Limerick.

Gardai have described the arrest as a “significant development in the CAB investigation”.

Targeting a suspected individual member of an organised crime gang, CAB carried out searches at five homes and one professional premises this Tuesday morning.

As part of the searches, gardai seized a 151 Audi A6, 151 VW, a 131 Range Rover Sport, and a Harley Davidson Motorcycle.

  

Bureau officers are also examining financial documents, mobile phones and electronic devices that were seized as part of the searches.

“These include laptop computers, mobile phone with evidence of drug dealing, tick list and weighing scales.”

Cocaine worth and estimated €20,000 was also seized.

“A 42 year old man has been arrested and is being detained under the provisions of Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drug Trafficking) Act 1996 as amended at Henry Street garda station.

“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.”

All searches were conducted under CAB Warrants, Section 14 of the Criminal Assets Bureau Act 1996, as amended.