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[Oireachtas] Dáil Éireann debate. Question 667 - Crime prevention [Operation Satailt] [40396/23]. (20 Sep 2023)

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706. Deputy Paul Donnelly asked the Minister for Justice if she will report on Garda Operation Satailt; and the number of persons arrested and charged under this operation. [40396/23]

Helen McEntee, Minister for Justice: As the Deputy will be aware, under the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (as amended), the Garda Commissioner is responsible for the administration and management of An Garda Síochána, including all Garda policing operations. As Minister, I have no role in these matters.

I am informed by the Garda authorities that Operation Satailt was established in the Dublin Metropolitan Region (North Division) in June, 2023. The aim of Operation Satailt is focussed on the identification of those profiting from the proceeds of crime, in particular drug supply, money laundering and economic crimes.

This operation has been supported by the Financial Crimes Unit at the Office of the DPP.

To date, 18 persons, aged 18 to 53 years old, have been prosecuted and have appeared before Dublin District Courts charged with 82 offences relating to money laundering, theft, and possession of drugs for sale or supply.

During the course of the Operation, Gardaí have also seized cash, high value clothing, jewellery and vehicles.

Item Type
Dail Debates
Publication Type
Drug Type
Substances (not alcohol/tobacco)
Intervention Type
Crime prevention
20 September 2023

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