Thirty-three CAB investigations ongoing in Wexford
THERE ARE currently 33 Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) investigations ongoing in County Wexford.
That was the news relayed to the members of the County Council’s Joint Policing Committee (JPC) at their meeting in County Hall yesterday (Monday) by Detective Chief Superintendent Patrick Clavin.
Addressing the meeting, Chief Supt. Clavin said CAB targets both small and large criminal operations ranging in asset value of €5,000 to figures running into millions. ‘There are currently 33 CAB investigations in County Wexford and there are seven local Gardai trained as CAB profilers,’ he told the committee members.
They were also informed that holiday homes in the county were among the assets being targeted within the last year.
He said incidents under investigation in the county should not be trivialised and that Wexford has the fourth highest number of CAB related investigations after Dublin, Limerick and Louth. ‘Wexford is well up there,’ he said. ‘Some of it may relate to the fact that you have people coming and out of the county but it’s still high,’ he added.
In his address to the meeting he outlined the fact that the aim of CAB is to work with communities to take away the proceeds of crime. He also clarified that the organisation itself it not part of An Garda Siochana but does have trained officers within it alongside personnel from other stakeholder organisations such as the Revenue Commissioners.