Officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau have conducted a major search operation in Ennis this morning, targeting an organised criminal group operating in Clare.
CAB has frozen nearly €200,000 in financial accounts on foot of today’s operation.
Seven locations in the Ennis area have been searched by officers from the Criminal Assets Bureau as part of today’s operation.
They have been assisted by local Gardaí in the Clare Division, Garda Armed Support Unit (ASU), the Revenue Customs Dog Unit and Revenue Customs Marked Mineral Oil Unit.
Their target was the assets and activities of an organised criminal group involved in incidents of burglary, theft and distribution of controlled drugs.
As a result of this morning’s searches, €197,500 has been frozen in financial accounts, while documentation in relation to financial matters was seized.
The use of marked mineral oil in a private vehicle was also detected.
Gardaí say the operation resulted from close co-operation between the Criminal Assets Bureau and local Gardaí through the Divisional Asset Profiler network.