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Update - Garda Operation targeting Criminal Activity in the Limerick Region

Issue Date: 27th April 2023

An Garda Síochána today carried out an intelligence led operation targeting organised criminal activity in the Limerick Region.

Searches were carried out of 18 properties in Limerick City and County by Gardaí from Limerick Division and the Criminal Assets Bureau supported by Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB), the Garda Armed Support Unit and Garda Dog Unit.

Two open areas of land in the Southill area of Limerick City were also searched by An Garda Síochána supported by the Irish Defence Forces.

Property seized during the course of these searches include a BMW, an item of designer jewellery, a number of electronic items and six shotgun cartridges. Drugs were also seized including approximately €64,600 of suspected amphetamine and approximately €89,600 of suspected cannabis.  Approximately €76,580 in cash was recovered with a further €18,000 frozen in credit union accounts.

Three men aged in their 30s and 40s were arrested during this operation and are currently detained at Garda Stations in the Limerick Region.

Investigations are ongoing