Saturday 21 September 2019

CAB find 'Scarface' poster, 44 pairs of shoes and 40 bottles of cologne in criminal's house

Bulletproof: Jason Boyle spent thousands adapting the council house
Bulletproof: Jason Boyle spent thousands adapting the council house
Robin Schiller

Robin Schiller

The CAB have seized the home of a suspected drug trafficker which was fitted with bulletproof windows, a hot tub and a sauna.

More than 40 pairs of runners, a wide range of aftershave and a poster of 'Tony Montana' - the fictional drug lord played by Al Pacino in 'Scarface' - were also discovered when gardai raided the Finglas home of Jason Boyle.

The convicted armed robber had spent thousands renovating his council house on Casement Drive with what the High Court ruled were the proceeds of crime.

The property, valued at around €250,000, was seized along with €72,000 in cash while a property in Sunny Beach, Bulgaria, was also frozen.

The Finglas house was previously a modest three-bedroom local authority home but Boyle spent thousands on renovations as well as installing a state-of-the art security system, kitchen fittings and an extensive extension.

CAB officers had claimed the assets were owned by alleged drug trafficker Jason Boyle, but were registered in the name of Boyle's parents to conceal his involvement.

Around 40 bottles of after-shave, 44 pairs of runners, a 65 inch television and the 'Scarface' poster were among the items discovered when the property was searched.

The CAB also said Boyle's only legitimate means of income was social welfare, despite having €17,000 worth of teeth repairs carried out and driving a number of luxury cars.

This included an Audi A7 valued at €47,000 which was also seized.

The CAB has alleged that Boyle is heavily involved in the drug-trade, which he has denied.

Boyle was previously sentenced to 10 years imprisonment in the UK in 2004 for armed robbery.

Meanwhile, in a separate operation gardai seized two guns and more than €20,000 worth of drugs following a search of a property in inner city Dublin.

Two men were also arrested for drug offences as part of the operation.

A handgun and a rifle were seized after gardai raided the premises at Palmerston Hall, Dominick Street, Dublin 7, yesterday evening.

Officers attached to Mountjoy Garda Station carried out a search of the property at around 5pm as part of an intelligence-led operation.

The weapons, along with heroin and cannabis valued at €22,000, a designer watch and clothing valued at €30,000, and a small sum of cash were also recovered.

Two men, a 26-year-old and a 32-year-old, were arrested at the scene.

They were brought to Mountjoy Garda Station under Section 2 of the Criminal Justice (Drugs Trafficking) Act 1996.

Both men can be held for questioning for a period of up to seven days before they must be charged or released from custody.

Irish Independent

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