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#Organised Crime

# organised-crime - Friday 23 July, 2021

Ex-garda fighting Europe's €14 billion drugs trade says Irish gangs are 'top of the pyramid'
# Michael O'Sullivan
# Michael O'Sullivan

Ex-garda fighting Europe's €14 billion drugs trade says Irish gangs are 'top of the pyramid'

Fri 12:05 AM 80,040 Views 50 Comments
  • Former Assistant Commissioner Michael O'Sullivan leads an EU unit to stop Atlantic shipments of drugs.
  • O'Sullivan said that Irish organised crime is an intrinsic part of the €14 billion European drugs trade.
  • The ex-garda said smugglers are using yachts, ships and even semi-submersibles to move drugs into Europe.

# organised-crime - Saturday 17 July, 2021

Two charged after gardaí seize cannabis worth €133,600 in Dublin raid
# Blanchardstown
# Blanchardstown

Two charged after gardaí seize cannabis worth €133,600 in Dublin raid

Jul 17th 2021, 10:36 AM 13,838 Views 0 Comments

The operation was part of a wider investigation in the Blanchardstown area.

# organised-crime - Friday 16 July, 2021

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree
# That's Bananas
# That's Bananas

Dutch Customs find €225m of cocaine hidden inside a shipment of banana puree

Jul 16th 2021, 3:42 PM 26,607 Views 20 Comments

It is the latest cocaine seizure associated with banana products, including in Ireland, on shipping destined for Rotterdam.

# organised-crime - Thursday 1 July, 2021

Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang
# Banks And Organised Crime
# Banks And Organised Crime

Gardaí believe that Irish financial institutions could be at risk from an international crime gang

Jul 1st 2021, 12:05 AM 31,618 Views 0 Comments

Garda detectives have arrested people working in banks for suspected fraud offences.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Criminals in Australia and New Zealand tricked into using FBI-run messaging app
# Antipodean Crime
# Antipodean Crime

Criminals in Australia and New Zealand tricked into using FBI-run messaging app

Jun 8th 2021, 9:03 AM 29,384 Views 10 Comments

Authorities said the app was installed on stripped-back mobile phones and its popularity grew after it was vouched for by underworld figures.

# organised-crime - Friday 23 April, 2021

Homes evacuated as pipe bombs and ammunition recovered during Drogheda raid
# Pipe Bombs
# Pipe Bombs

Homes evacuated as pipe bombs and ammunition recovered during Drogheda raid

Apr 23rd 2021, 11:42 AM 14,749 Views 3 Comments

Gardaí launched the raid in Drogheda as part of an operation targeting organised crime in the area.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 20 April, 2021

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder
# Crime
# Crime

European Arrest Warrant issued for Gerry Hutch in connection with Regency Hotel murder

Apr 20th 2021, 1:31 PM 19,140 Views 0 Comments

Gardaí are looking for Hutch over his alleged involvement in the Regency Hotel murder of gangland figure David Byrne.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 16 March, 2021

Volkswagen car and financial documents seized after six searches in Longford
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Volkswagen car and financial documents seized after six searches in Longford

Mar 16th 2021, 1:38 PM 18,572 Views 10 Comments

Eight dogs were taken into the care of the local Dog Warden.

# organised-crime - Thursday 4 March, 2021

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois
# Portarlington
# Portarlington

Three men arrested following number of Garda raids in Co Laois

Mar 4th 2021, 7:42 AM 21,408 Views 0 Comments

The searches were carried out as part of an investigation into organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking.

# organised-crime - Friday 26 February, 2021

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth
# Drugs Seizure
# Drugs Seizure

Gardaí seize €720k worth of cannabis after searches in Dublin, Meath and Louth

Feb 26th 2021, 11:36 AM 17,446 Views 51 Comments

Three men have been arrested.

# organised-crime - Wednesday 10 February, 2021

CAB raids homes and business linked to crime gang and freezes €540k in bank accounts
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

CAB raids homes and business linked to crime gang and freezes €540k in bank accounts

Feb 10th 2021, 12:19 PM 56,892 Views 18 Comments

The raids happened this morning.

# organised-crime - Sunday 17 January, 2021

Over €1 million cash seized as part of organised crime investigation
# Arrest
# Arrest

Over €1 million cash seized as part of organised crime investigation

Updated Jan 17th 2021, 8:03 PM 62,960 Views 27 Comments

In another search yesterday, Gardaí seized €117,000 in cash, a Rolex watch and a vehicle in Coolock.

# organised-crime - Friday 8 January, 2021

€1m seized by anti-gang gardaí in early morning van stop
# Garda
# Garda

€1m seized by anti-gang gardaí in early morning van stop

Jan 8th 2021, 5:48 PM 27,282 Views 20 Comments

The money is alleged to be the proceeds of crime from a West Dublin Crime Group.

# organised-crime - Saturday 28 November, 2020

'Cannabis clubs' operating in Spain linked to John Gilligan drug trafficking gang
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

'Cannabis clubs' operating in Spain linked to John Gilligan drug trafficking gang

Nov 28th 2020, 4:02 PM 52,104 Views 23 Comments

Gilligan was arrested in Spain last month.

# organised-crime - Saturday 7 November, 2020

€110,000 worth of cash and vehicle seized in Dublin
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

€110,000 worth of cash and vehicle seized in Dublin

Nov 7th 2020, 6:27 PM 35,386 Views 0 Comments

The cash and vehicle were seized after a search of a location in Coolock.

# organised-crime - Monday 21 September, 2020

People warned of consequences of becoming 'money mules' after 30 arrests by gardaí
# Operation Ransom
# Operation Ransom

People warned of consequences of becoming 'money mules' after 30 arrests by gardaí

Sep 21st 2020, 9:31 AM 28,934 Views 22 Comments

Young people in particular are being targeted by criminal organisations.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Two men arrested over thefts at retail premises in five counties
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Two men arrested over thefts at retail premises in five counties

Aug 18th 2020, 8:54 AM 32,397 Views 0 Comments

The thefts took place in Dublin, Wicklow, Galway, Meath and Kilkenny in recent weeks.

# organised-crime - Thursday 6 August, 2020

€3 million worth of suspected heroin seized and two men arrested in Dublin
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

€3 million worth of suspected heroin seized and two men arrested in Dublin

Aug 6th 2020, 1:24 PM 27,333 Views 19 Comments

Two men, aged 31 and 41, have been arrested and are currently being detained.

# organised-crime - Wednesday 15 July, 2020

Cannabis worth over €2.2m seized during searches at properties in Belfast
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Cannabis worth over €2.2m seized during searches at properties in Belfast

Jul 15th 2020, 7:24 PM 9,225 Views 9 Comments

Two men were arrested during the operation.

# organised-crime - Monday 6 July, 2020

Caravans, vehicles, and cash seized in Criminal Assets Bureau raid on 16 premises in Longford
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Caravans, vehicles, and cash seized in Criminal Assets Bureau raid on 16 premises in Longford

Jul 6th 2020, 2:34 PM 33,143 Views 19 Comments

Sixteen searches were carried out, including 12 residential premises, three commercial premises, and one professional premises.

# organised-crime - Monday 29 June, 2020

Gardaí seize half a million euro in organised crime crackdown in Dublin and Cavan
# Searches
# Searches

Gardaí seize half a million euro in organised crime crackdown in Dublin and Cavan

Jun 29th 2020, 4:52 PM 19,329 Views 12 Comments

One man was arrested and is being held in Navan Garda Station.

# organised-crime - Monday 22 June, 2020

Six more people arrested and 11 bank accounts frozen by gardaí targeting organised crime
# Limerick
# Limerick

Six more people arrested and 11 bank accounts frozen by gardaí targeting organised crime

Jun 22nd 2020, 11:09 AM 34,719 Views 0 Comments

€40,000 in cash and four cars were also seized.

# organised-crime - Wednesday 17 June, 2020

Car, jewellery, drugs and Dubai deeds seized as gardaí arrest 14 in major operation
# Operation Coronation
# Operation Coronation

Car, jewellery, drugs and Dubai deeds seized as gardaí arrest 14 in major operation

Updated Jun 17th 2020, 5:51 PM 57,818 Views 14 Comments

Gardaí said the searches were conducted as part of Operation Coronation, “a central plank” of the plan targeting organised crime in Limerick.

# organised-crime - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Three arrested, firearm, cash and €35,000 worth of suspected cocaine seized during searches
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Three arrested, firearm, cash and €35,000 worth of suspected cocaine seized during searches

May 21st 2020, 3:48 PM 27,630 Views 11 Comments

The searches were carried out in Kilkenny and Waterford yesterday.

# organised-crime - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

Handgun and sum of cash seized during searches of Limerick properties
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Handgun and sum of cash seized during searches of Limerick properties

Apr 22nd 2020, 10:05 PM 14,442 Views 5 Comments

Cash in euro and sterling, jewellery and mobile phones were seized during the operation.

# organised-crime - Monday 24 February, 2020

Herbal cannabis worth €220,000 seized in north Dublin raids
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Herbal cannabis worth €220,000 seized in north Dublin raids

Feb 24th 2020, 10:01 PM 17,762 Views 8 Comments

Two arrests were made following the searches on Friday.

# organised-crime - Thursday 30 January, 2020

CAB seizes Canada Goose coats, Rolex watches and cash in north Dublin raid
# Crime Watch
# Crime Watch

CAB seizes Canada Goose coats, Rolex watches and cash in north Dublin raid

Jan 30th 2020, 11:34 AM 60,132 Views 52 Comments

The searches today formed part of an ongoing investigation into a local organised crime gang.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 10 December, 2019

Man arrested on suspicion of attempting to obtain passport for organised crime gang
# Finglas
# Finglas

Man arrested on suspicion of attempting to obtain passport for organised crime gang

Dec 10th 2019, 10:48 PM 22,438 Views 4 Comments

He is currently detained at Mountjoy Garda Station.

# organised-crime - Friday 25 October, 2019

Gardaí seize €500,000 in cash in north Dublin searches
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Gardaí seize €500,000 in cash in north Dublin searches

Oct 25th 2019, 10:51 PM 24,040 Views 19 Comments

A man in his 60s has been arrested.

# organised-crime - Monday 15 July, 2019

'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal'
# Declan Brady
# Declan Brady

'Mr Nobody' jailed for managing Kinahan gang's 'arsenal'

Jul 15th 2019, 1:29 PM 26,518 Views 14 Comments

Declan Brady was sentenced to 11-and-a-half years imprisonment by the Special Criminal Court.

# organised-crime - Monday 1 July, 2019

11 arrested as part of money laundering investigation involving Chinese crime gangs
# Belfast
# Belfast

11 arrested as part of money laundering investigation involving Chinese crime gangs

Jul 1st 2019, 6:54 PM 22,052 Views 6 Comments

Six properties were searched by the PSNI across Belfast today.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'Forget about the bling, this is an operation for losers': Justice Minister warns of gangland crime dangers
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

'Forget about the bling, this is an operation for losers': Justice Minister warns of gangland crime dangers

Jun 4th 2019, 1:10 PM 12,823 Views 36 Comments

Charlie Flanagan urged the community to work with the gardaí to tackle crime during a visit to Coolock in north Dublin this morning.

# organised-crime - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

Gardaí find handgun with fitted silencer in wooded area in Blanchardstown
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Gardaí find handgun with fitted silencer in wooded area in Blanchardstown

May 29th 2019, 11:39 AM 17,583 Views 12 Comments

The operation targeting organised criminal activity took place yesterday evening.

# organised-crime - Wednesday 15 May, 2019

€40,000 frozen in account after CAB raids in Dublin and Laois
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

€40,000 frozen in account after CAB raids in Dublin and Laois

May 15th 2019, 11:11 AM 13,504 Views 4 Comments

Phones, electronic devices and documentation seized during the searches will be analysed by specialists in CAB.

# organised-crime - Thursday 11 April, 2019

CAB carries out raids on homes and solicitor's office in operation targeting international drug crime
# Raids
# Raids

CAB carries out raids on homes and solicitor's office in operation targeting international drug crime

Apr 11th 2019, 1:24 PM 25,745 Views 17 Comments

Five homes and a solicitor’s office were searched during the operation.

# organised-crime - Thursday 28 March, 2019

Five men arrested over gangland activity in north Dublin
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Five men arrested over gangland activity in north Dublin

Updated Mar 28th 2019, 7:12 PM 43,109 Views 19 Comments

Gardaí have said that over 50 murder attempts have been foiled in recent years.

# organised-crime - Tuesday 12 February, 2019

Man released without charge after cars, drugs and Harley Davidson motorcycle seized in major CAB searches in Limerick
# Criminal Assets Bureau
# Criminal Assets Bureau

Man released without charge after cars, drugs and Harley Davidson motorcycle seized in major CAB searches in Limerick

Updated Feb 12th 2019, 7:10 PM 34,480 Views 12 Comments

The Criminal Assets Bureau called this morning’s search operation a “significant development”.

# organised-crime - Monday 21 January, 2019

Australian police bust crime ring that stole over $1 million worth of baby formula
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Australian police bust crime ring that stole over $1 million worth of baby formula

Jan 21st 2019, 7:56 AM 13,213 Views 0 Comments

Six have been charged after an almost year-long investigation, police said.

# organised-crime - Wednesday 9 January, 2019

Gardaí seize cash and Viagra pills in raids targeting organised crime gang in border region
# Monaghan
# Monaghan

Gardaí seize cash and Viagra pills in raids targeting organised crime gang in border region

Jan 9th 2019, 11:51 AM 18,477 Views 38 Comments

CAB said that a total of eight searches were carried out in Monaghan.

# organised-crime - Wednesday 17 October, 2018

Two arrests after large amount of stolen car parts seized
# Organised Crime
# Organised Crime

Two arrests after large amount of stolen car parts seized

Oct 17th 2018, 11:33 AM 22,727 Views 4 Comments

The parts were recovered in Meath and Kildare, gardaí said.

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