Cash, cars and cryptocurrencies seized by police in major Galway operation

Cash, cars and cryptocurrencies seized by police in major Galway operation

Gardaí seized vehicles, cash and contraband following searches at several premises on Monday.

As part of an operation targeting organized criminal activities in the Galway Searches were carried out at properties in Tuam and Moycullen by Gardaí attached to the Galway Crime Branch, Galway Drugs Unit, Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, the Armed Support Unit and the Garda Dog Unit.

During the searches, €75,000 in cash, three vehicles (a Tiguan jeep, an Audi A5 car and a Ford Transit van) and a large quantity of high-value goods, including 12 designer watches and several electronic devices, were seized.

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Two bank accounts, located inside and outside this jurisdiction, containing cash and cryptocurrencies worth more than €990,000, have been frozen under money laundering legislation. One of these accounts contained €530,000 in cryptocurrency and the second €465,000 in cash.

Gardaí said no arrests had been made at this stage.

The operation, which gardaí say was “aimed at disrupting and dismantling organised crime groups within the Galway division”, is still ongoing.

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