CAB raid in Donegal linked to international drug trafficking 

Gardaí say a CAB search operation carried out in Donegal and Dublin on Wednesday is linked to investigations into international drug trafficking.

The search operation, led by the Criminal Assets Bureau, saw two premises in West Donegal and a business premises in Letterkenny raided. Between Dublin and Donegal, 23 searches were carried out with a 2023 Reg Volvo XC90, electronic devices, financial documents and around €73,000 in a bank account seized or frozen.

Gardaí say support was provided to CAB officers by Gardaí attached to the Milford District, Donegal Division, the Regional Armed Support Unit, Garda Dog Unit and the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB).


Over 70 personnel were involved in 23 searches across Donegal and Dublin West. These locations including dwellings and business premises.

The searches relate to an ongoing investigation into the assets of persons suspected of being involved in drug trafficking on an international level.

“The search operation was conducted as part of an on-going proceeds of crime investigation targeting assets, including real estate, deriving in whole or in part from the proceeds of criminal activity,” a Garda spokesperson said.

“This particular investigation was supported by a number of Good Citizen Reports (GCRs) and also with the assistance of a Divisional Assets Profiler.

“This Organised Criminal Gang (OCG) operates within this jurisdiction as well as Scotland, Spain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).”

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