Monday 21 October 2019

Gangster's €1m 'crown jewel' seized for sale by CAB

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has taken possession of Liam Byrne’s house in Crumlin in Dublin
The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has taken possession of Liam Byrne’s house in Crumlin in Dublin

The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has taken control of Kinahan associate Liam Byrne's "crown jewel" following its major investigation into his crime gang.

His house in Dublin was officially handed over to the CAB after midnight yesterday and is the final asset seized from the Byrne-organised crime gang.

CAB investigators were on hand to ensure workers could safely board up the luxury house, previously valued at around €1m.

The property at 2 Raleigh Square, Crumlin, has been described as the mobster's "crown jewel" and had been refurbished and renovated for €740,000.

However, sources say that Byrne's associates have removed a number of expensive items from the house, including an extensive CCTV system.

The value of the house is said to have dropped following the initial raid in 2016.

Byrne has not lived in the house for some time and has been living in the UK.

The property will be sold with the monies going to the Exchequer.

Irish Independent

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