DUBLIN, Ireland - A 38-year old man appeared before the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin on Tuesday charged with serious drug trafficking offenses.
The man was arrested on Sunday after personnel attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau within Organised and Serious Crime, undertook an intelligence-led operation involving the targeting of members of an organised crime group (OCG) who are suspected to be involved in large scale trafficking of controlled drugs and associated money laundering.
The operation involved five searches in Co. Cavan and the northside of Dublin city, resulting in a quantity of cash, estimated to be not less than €800,000, being seized.
The man arrested is being detained in Navan Garda Station.
"This operation demonstrates the continued determination of An Garda Sochna to target organised crime through stopping the flow of money suspected to be proceeds of crime and which provides the motivation for organised crime groups to trade in drugs," Assistant Commissioner O'Driscoll, Organised and Serious Crime said Tuesday.