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High Court appoints CAB receiver to sell Louth Gardai vehicle haul

Christy Mangan Drogheda Garda Station
Chief Superintendent Christy Mangan and Drogheda Garda Station. Photo Credit: Kathy Gilroy-Barry/Barry Landy.

The Criminal Assets Bureau, having worked in conjunction with the Louth Garda Division, has been appointed receiver to sell two mobile homes and two Audi A6 vehicles worth a total of €74,000 – assets seized as part of ongoing investigations targeting criminal activity in the county.

A case was brought before the High Court on Monday this week, during which Orders under Proceeds of Crime legislation were made forfeiting and appointing CAB as receiver for sale for the vehicles.

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The assets had been identified during ongoing investigations targeting criminal groups involved in the sale and distribution of controlled drugs and feud related activity in Drogheda as part of ‘Operation Stratus’. Operation Stratus commenced in October 2018 in Drogheda to combat organised crime activity in the town and it’s wider environs.

The case was referred to the Criminal Assets Bureau for investigation by a local Divisional Asset Profiler attached to the Louth Garda Division.

“This was a significant outcome for Gardaí from Drogheda targeting those involved in organised crime,” Chief Superintendent for Louth Christy Mangan said. “It further demonstrates the value of Divisional Garda Asset Profilers and the Criminal Assets Bureau working in parallel with our local investigating team as part of ‘Operation Stratus’.

“This approach will continue in the future. Gardaí in Drogheda would appeal to anyone with information on those in our community living on the proceeds of crime to contact Drogheda Garda Station 041 987 4200.”

Alternatively, anyone with information can call the Criminal Assets Bureau directly 01 666 3266 or the Garda Confidential Line 1800 666 111.

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