Longford one of eight counties included in massive search operation by Criminal Assets Bureau

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The Criminal Assets Bureau with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit, Garda Regional Armed Support Unit (Western Region) and local Gardaí attached to the Longford Garda District conducted a search operation this morning, Thursday, November 14.

The search was focused on targeting the assets and activities of an Organised Criminal Group involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Longford area.

A total of twenty one searches were conducted across eight counties, Longford, Offlay, Laois Westmeath, Tipperary, Cavan, Roscommon and Dublin. Five residential premises and sixteen business premises were targeted.

A male in his 20s has been arrested by local Gardaí under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act, 2001.

The following items have been seized:

6 motor vehicles

191 Ford Focus

181 Ford Focus (2)

181 Ford Ranger

161 Ford Focus (2)

TuffMac car trailer

Car towing dolly

3 Rolex watches

Designer Handbags

18,600 Euros cash

Fake 20 euro notes

Financial documents

Computers and mobile phones

Drugs paraphernalia