Police seize €75,000 in cash and three vehicles in operation against organised crime

Police seize €75,000 in cash and three vehicles in operation against organised crime

Police have seized €75,000 in cash and three vehicles in Galway as part of an operation targeting organised crime.

As part of an operation targeting organised criminal activity in the Galway division, gardaí carried out searches at several premises on Monday.

The 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.

Twelve designer watches were seized during the searches.

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 cryptocurrencies and the second €465,000 in cash.

No arrests have been made to date.

The operation to “disrupt and dismantle organised crime groups within the Galway division” is still ongoing.