A Nissan Navara was among the items the CAB (Criminal Assets Bureau) seized as part of a search operation today (Thursday, July 29th, 2021).
The Emergency Response Unit, Regional Armed Support Unit, local Gardaí, the Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit, and the Customs Dog Unit assisted the CAB.
During the operation, it searched twelve locations in Co. Longford and seized the following items:
- 172 Nissan Navara (€27,000);
- 212 Ford Focus (€26,400);
- €10,000 in cash;
- Over €78,000 restrained in bank accounts;
- 3 Rolex watches;
- A cherry picker;
- Financial documents and electronic devices.
In a statement, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána said:
“This morning’s operation was conducted as part of an ongoing Criminal Assets Bureau investigation into assets, including properties linked to a significant Midlands-based Organised Crime Gang believed to be involved in the sale and supply of drugs and vehicle crime.”
Man and woman hospitalised after cattle-related incident
Meanwhile, A man and woman have been hospitalised after being trampled by cattle.
The incident occurred in a field in Appleton Le Moors in the UK on Tuesday, July 27th, 2021.
North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue attended the scene. A spokesperson for the fire service said:
“A Land Rover with crew from Kirkbymoorside was mobilised to assist with casualty care.”
“Crews used the Land Rover to transport paramedics to the casualties.”
“A man and a woman were taken to hospital with non-life-threatening injuries,” the spokesperson concluded.
Family farm withdrawn from auction
The Conway family’s 90-acre farm in Co Offaly has been withdrawn from auction.
BRG Gibson advertised the property on its auctions platform with an AMV of €420,000.
The auction was scheduled to go under the hammer at 12 pm today (Thursday, July 29th, 2021).
Farmers stood together in solidarity with the family in opposing the “forced sale” as part of an IFA-led protest.
Martin Stapleton said that IFA had attempted to negotiate with the fund earlier this week on behalf of the family but that the fund was “completely unreasonable”.