The Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), assisted by the Garda Dog Unit, yesterday undertook search operations in North Dublin and Dublin city centre, targeting suspected criminal activities of an organised crime group.
Two premises were searched in the course of the operation and a number of vehicles were seized.
In the course of a search of one vehicle, a concealment of cash was discovered. The vehicle and its content remain subject of examination. However, the amount seized is believed to exceed €1 million.
Investigations are continuing.
In another search operation undertaken over this weekend, GNDOCB seized cash to a value of €117,000 along with one vehicle and a Rolex watch. A man in his 30s was arrested and remains detained at Coolock Garda Station.
Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll, head of Organised and Serious Crime, has said:
“We continue to target those causing most harm in our community.
“This seizure of a significant quantity of cash will, we believe, contribute to the disruption and potential ultimate dismantling of particular organised crime groups that we continue to target, building on earlier success achieved, in recent years”.