Gardaí and CAB carrying out searches in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary

Officers are investigating the purchase of land and vehicles by organised crime gangs based in the region

Gardaí and CAB carrying out searches in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary

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Searches are underway at a number of properties in Limerick, Clare and Tipperary as part of an investigation into the operations of criminal gangs in the area.

The searches - led by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) - are taking place at homes and businesses in the three counties.

Officers are examining land sales and car sales organised criminal groups based in the region.

Members of CAB - assisted by the Regional Support Unit and local gardaí - have seized documentation, mobile phones, devices and computer equipment.

Gardaí say no arrests are planned during this phase of the investigation.