| 7.7°C Dublin

Close

Premium

CAB raids stalled but officers to speed up prosecution

Close

Suspected criminals will find probes reach legal proceedings quicker than usual. Stock Image

Suspected criminals will find probes reach legal proceedings quicker than usual. Stock Image

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

Suspected criminals will find probes reach legal proceedings quicker than usual. Stock Image

Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) raids on targets around the country are to be halted for the coming weeks but officers say they will be busy with the massive backlog of cases that need to be prepared for court.

While the Covid-19 virus may have halted planned searches of the homes of suspected criminals and their associates, it has freed up officers to do much-needed case work to move a glut of proceeds of crime matters before the courts.

Having time to clear the paperwork backlog is likely to mean suspected criminals, money launderers and revenue dodgers will find investigations into their activities advance to legal proceedings quicker than they would in normal circumstances.