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The High Court has declared €10,700 in cash found in a ladies' knee-high boot and in a man's jacket by gardaí during the search of a house is the proceeds of crime.

The Criminal Asset's Bureau (CAB) claimed the money that was found in the home of Lisa Moore and her partner Robert Keeley, at Donomore Crescent, Tallaght, Dublin 24, on August 31, 2016, was the proceeds of crime.

Ms Moore claimed the cash was not the proceeds of crime and said it came from the sale of a car that belonged to her. Mr Keeley did not make any application in regards the cash.

The CAB's application in relation to the cash was due to be heard by Ms Justice Carmel Stewart.

However, the matter was settled and Ms Justice Stewart was informed that an order deeming the cash was the proceeds of crime could be made.

The CAB accepted that Ms Moore, who had claimed the cash came from the sale of her car, is not involved in criminal activity and has no criminal convictions.

The CAB says her partner Mr Keeley is part of an organised crime group involved in the sale and supply of drugs and the theft of high-end cars taken during burglaries.

During the search of the couple's home, the CAB said €3,200 was found in the pocket of a man's jacket, and €7,500 was found in a knee-high boot in a bedroom.

Other items found in the search included a device used for programming car keys, an anti-surveillance machine used to detect eavesdropping devices. The CAB said there was bulletproof glass in the front door and windows of the property, and a sophisticated CCTV system was installed.

Irish Independent