20 May 2022

Senior Longford organised crime figure arrested by CAB over alleged money laundering

CAB actively investigating 66 targets across Longford / Roscommon garda division

A senior member of an organised crime gang in Longford has been arrested by CAB on suspicion of alleged money laundering offences

A senior figure from a Longford based organised crime gang has been arrested by Criminal Assets Bureau officers on suspicion of alleged money laundering offences, the Leader understands.

The man, who is in his forties and well known to gardaí, was arrested earlier this week as part of an ongoing investigation into suspected organised crime in Longford.

The suspect, the Leader can reveal, is part of a well established crime family who have, in the past previously been the target of CAB investigators.

A statement from the Garda Press Office has confirmed to this newspaper that CAB officers travelled to Longford on Tuesday where the man was arrested before being taken to Mullingar garda station for questioning.

He was detained there for a number of hours under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.

He has since been released with a file now expected to be sent to the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) to determine what charges, if any, can be brought against the man.

For more on this story, see next week's Longford Leader.


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