Thirty-three CAB in­ves­ti­ga­tions on­go­ing in Wex­ford

Wexford People - - NEWS - By BREN­DAN KEANE

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.

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