Criminal Assets Bureau have 25 targets in Longford Roscommon on their radar

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Criminal Assets Bureau have 25 targets in Longford Roscommon on their radar

Criminal Assets Bureau have 25 targets in Longford Roscommon on their radar

Members of the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) were frequent visitors to Longford during 2019 as the multi-agency bureau targeted local organised crime gangs and their ill gotten gains.

Figures published in today’s Irish Independent indicate that there are currently twenty-five targets in the Longford Roscommon garda division under investigation and on CAB’s radar. 

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In neighbouring garda divisions there are 46 targets in Cavan-Monaghan, 16 in Westmeath and 15 in Sligo-Leitrim.

As CAB targets counties nationwide, the Independent reports that this has resulted in a 40pc increase in targets.

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The total number of targets jumped from 973 in 2018 to 1,352 this year. 45% of the targets are in Dublin, with 101 in Limerick city and county. 

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