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1390. Deputy Francis Noel Duffy asked the Minister for Justice the amount seized by Criminal Assets Bureau linked to organised drug crimes in Tallaght, Dublin 24 since 2018; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [18500/21]

Answer

Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): As the Deputy will be aware, the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) is a multi-agency statutory body established under the Criminal Assets Bureau Act, 1996. The Bureau’s remit is to target the assets, wherever situated, of persons which derive or are suspected to derive, directly or indirectly, from criminal conduct.
Since its inception, the Bureau has conducted investigations into individuals and Organised Criminal Groups involved in various types of crime, including money laundering and the sale and supply of controlled drugs. The Bureau, however, does not record statistics in relation to a specific crime type in any given area.
With regard to the details of the activities of the Bureau, these are reported on each year in its Annual Report. These Annual Reports can be found at www.cab.ie .
CAB have advised that the figures for 2020 are not available at present and will be published in their annual report once finalised.