Massive Criminal Assets Bureau operation in South East

Up to 80 gardaí involved in early morning searches at nine properties

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Searches targeting an organised criminal gang are underway in the south east this morning.

Over 80 gardaí, members of the Criminal Assets Bureau, Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Garda air support are involved in carrying out the nine coordinated searches.

They are being assisted by the Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit, as well as officers from Revenue and Customs.

The searches are ongoing in counties Waterford and Wexford, and were planned used intelligence gathered during recent operations.