Sunday 25 February 2018

Tracking devices, cash and watches seized

Search of Marrowbone Lane. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Search of Marrowbone Lane. Photo: Kyran O'Brien
Search of Marrowbone Lane. Photo: Kyran O'Brien

Ken Foy

Tracking devices seized during garda raids at the homes of two criminals linked to the Kinahan cartel have been used by the gang to monitor vehicles transporting drugs.

Five GPS tracking devices were located in two properties by officers in the second wave of raids against the gang this week.

Gardaí believe the devices are also used to track the movements of criminal rivals.

Up to 80 gardaí were involved in searching 10 homes in Dublin's south inner city, Inchicore and one property in the north inner city yesterday.

More than €50,000 was seized, including over €40,000 from the Liberties home of a young criminal who has been acting as a driver for convicted heroin trafficker Greg Lynch (31).His home was not targeted in yesterday's raids.

Gardaí also seized small quantities of drugs, but the purpose of the raids was to gather information on the gangsters rather then drugs busts.

Over €20,000 worth of jewellery was also seized, including Rolex and Breitling watches. A large amount of financial documentation was also seized, which sources say will be analysed by CAB.

A 28-year-old man was arrested at the McDonagh House flats complex on foot of an outstanding bench warrant.

Irish Independent

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