Man Arrested After €270,000 In...


Man Arrested After €270,000 In Cash Seized In West Dublin House

Laura Donnelly
Laura Donnelly

12:42 15 Jun 2022

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A man has been arrested after almost €270,000 in cash was seized by gardai in Dublin.

Officers carried out a search as part of an investigation into transnational organised crime.

A house in Newcastle in Dublin 22 was raided yesterday, where the cash, along with a vacuum packing machine and several devices, was seized.

A man in his 30s was arrested on suspicion of enhancing or facilitating an organised crime group to commit a serious offence.

He's being questioned at Clondalkin Garda Station where he can be held for up to a week.

A garda spokesperson says: "Garda personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau seized in excess of €269,000 in cash following a search operation in Dublin yesterday, Tuesday, 14th June 2022.
"The search, under Operation Tara, is part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by the GNDOCB into transnational organised crime activity.
"A residential premises was searched in Newcastle, Dublin 22 which led to the seizure of €269,280 in cash. The cash was seized along with a vacuum packing machine and several communication devices.
"A man, aged in his 30s, was arrested on suspicion of enhancing/facilitating an organised crime group to commit a serious offence contrary to Section 72 of Criminal Justice Act 2006.
"The man is currently detained under Section 50 of Criminal Justice Act, 2007, at Clondalkin Garda Station, Dublin.
"Investigations are ongoing."
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