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Cash, phones and Viagra seized in searches targeting crime gang in Monaghan

Garda searched eight properties in an operation against an organised crime gang operating around the border
Nadia Breen

GARDAÍ have seized cash, phones and Viagra tablets during searches in Monaghan.

Six searches were carried out at residential addresses and two at professional addresses in the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) operation yesterday morning.

A spokesman said around €10,000 in Sterling and Euro was seized, as well as documents and electronic devices, Viagra tablets and "evidence of illicit tobaco and alcohol smuggling".

"This operation centres on an organised crime gang operating in the border region with Northern Ireland and who are heavily involved in the importation and distribution of illegal cigarettes and counterfeit goods," he said.

"No arrests have been made and investigations are continuing."

The CAB was assisted by the Garda Emergency Response Unit in the searches.

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