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Tuesday, 24th November 2020

A 'significant development' as CAB seize cocaine, vehicles and cash in Louth

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Some of the cash seized by CAB this morning.

A 'significant development' in the war against organised crime in the North East

In what Garda sources are describing as a “significant development” in the war against organised crime in the North East, the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) seized vehicles, drugs and cash at various locations in County Louth this morning, Tuesday 24th November 2020.

“Five residential addresses and one professional address were searched during the course of the operation which targeted an Organised Crime Group involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the North East of the country” a Garda spokesperson said.

The search operation was conducted by the Criminal Assets Bureau assisted by the Emergency Response Unit, Louth Division and the Garda Dog Unit.

The cash included both Euros and Sterling.

The following items of note were seized this morning:

  • Half a kilo of Cocaine (Street Value €35,000)
  • Ford Kuga
  • Nissan X-Trail
  • €16,600 in cash

Today’s operation is a significant development in an on-going Criminal Assets Bureau investigation conducted in conjunction with Gardaí attached to the Louth Division. 

Over the course of this on-going investigation €62,650 in cash believed to be the proceeds of crime has previously been seized.

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