The Criminal Assets Bureau carried out a Customs control visit at a motor dealership
The raid was part of ongoing investigations in a suspected organized crime gang in Dublin
CAB officers seized ten high-end sports utility vehicles worth around 700,000 euros
DUBLIN, Ireland - In an operation targeting a suspected organised crime gang based in west Dublin, the Criminal Assets Bureau led a raid at a motor dealership on Killeen Road in Dublin 10.
CAB officers, including both garda detectives and Revenue Customs officers, carried out a Customs control visit at the dealership and are said to have seized ten high-end sports utility vehicles.
According to officials, the vehicles, which include eight Range Rovers and two BMW X5s, are worth around 700,000 euros.
Officials also said that the vehicles were removed by CAB on suspicion of Vehicle Registration Tax related offences.
A garda spokesman said in a statement, "As part of an on-going investigation by the Criminal Assets Bureau into a suspected organised crime gang based in West Dublin, CAB Bureau Officers (Detective Gardai and Revenue Customs Bureau Officers attached to CAB) carried out a Customs Control visit at a motor dealership in the Killeen Road area, Fox and Geese, Dublin 10 this morning.”
Adding, “Ten high-value sports utility vehicles have been detained by Officers of the Criminal Assets Bureau on suspicion of VRT related offences. The vehicles include 8 high-value Range Rovers and 2 BMW X5’s. Conservatively those vehicles are worth in excess of 70,000 euros each.”
Officials also confirmed that no one was arrested during the operation.
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