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Biggest Number Of CAB Targets In Dublin West

Emma Tyrrell
Emma Tyrrell

07:20 8 Jul 2022

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Dublin west has the highest number of individuals and crime gangs under investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau in the country.

CAB handed more than €5 million back to the state last year according to it's annual report.

The Dublin West Garda division, that includes areas such as Blanchardstown, Finglas and Clondalkin, had the highest number of people and organisations under investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau at the end of last year, at 293.

That was followed by DMR South at 188. There was a record 1,770 targets in total, 27 of which were not resident in Ireland.

In Limerick there were 147 CAB targets. Mayo was the county with the lowest at 6.

The bureau handed back over €5.5 million to the state in 2021, including €4.4 million in revenue settlements, while €1.1 million was from the proceeds of crime.

Justice Minister Helen McEntee says she plans to push ahead with proposals to reduce the length of time assets from the proceeds of crime have to be held before they can be disposed of;

"It would send a message to those involved in organised criminality that they will not be allowed to enjoy the profits of their illegal activity, and it will show communities that we take organised crime extremely seriously."

Minister McEntee also wants to give CAB the power to publish the names and specified details of tax defaulters who have made settlements with the Bureau.

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