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Monday 22 September 2014

CAB cleans out Mallow dealer

Bill Browne

Published 26/07/2014 | 12:00

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Convicted Mallow drug dealer Donal Ryan who has had his prized fleet of vehicles seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau. Picture courtesy of the Sun Newspaper

A FLEET of expensive motors once owned by convicted Mallow drug dealer Donal Ryan is to go under the hammer after they were seized by the Criminal Assets Bureau.

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The motors, including high-end BMW's, a €28,000 motorbike and a Nissan Skyline were confiscated by the CAB after a High Court judge ruled they bought with the proceeds of criminal activity.

Ryan is currently serving a six-year jail term after being caught red-handed with €100,000 worth of cannabis at Annakissa, Doneraile on St Valentine's Day 2013.

Other cars impounded belonging to Ryan included a €40,000 jeep, a Citroen C5 and a Ford Transit Van.

A source said Ryan as someone who used his criminal activities to fund the purchase of his prized motor collection.

"He was running a garage so he could launder his dirty money from drugs and used most of it to buy his cars. Ryan was fascinated with cars from a young age - and that's why he turned to crime so he could fund his expensive habit."

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