Twenty-one searches have taken place today targetting a Longford drugs gang.
The Criminal Assets Bureau with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit, Garda Regional Armed Support Unit (Western Region) and local Gardaí attached to the Longford Garda District conducted a search operation this morning.
The search was focussed on targeting the assets and activities of an Organised Criminal Group involved in the sale and supply of controlled drugs in the Longford area.
A total of twenty one searches were conducted across eight counties, Longford, Offaly, Laois Westmeath, Tipperary, Cavan, Roscommon and Dublin.
Five residential premises and sixteen business premises were targeted.
A male in his 20s has been arrested by local Gardaí under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act, 2001.
The following items have been seized:
6 motor vehicles
191 Ford Focus
181 Ford Focus (2)
181 Ford Ranger
161 Ford Focus (2)
TuffMac car trailer
Car towing dolly
3 Rolex watches
18,600 Euros cash
Fake 20 euro notes
Computers and mobile phones
Garda investigations are ongoing.