The Irish Times on 5th July reported that many criminals involved in organised crime are now opting to drive lower-value, less ostentatious vehicles in a bid to avoid attracting attention, the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has said. The development comes after the law was changed to allow CAB to target assets valued as low as €5,000. Before the amendment to the Proceeds of Crime Act, the threshold was €13,000. CAB’s annual report said it not only seized vehicles but also targeted garages owned by criminals that were suspected of being used to launder and hide the proceeds of crime.
The CAB Annual Report for 2017 is available at –