Dublin searches lead to 'significant' step in Quinn harassment investigation

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A “significant” development into the investigation of harassment of senior employees at Quinn Industrial Holdings was made in Dublin and Cavan today.

The Criminal Assets Bureau, gardai and Revenue searches a number of properties across the two counties, including homes and business premises.

Among the items seized were mobile phones, computers and documentation of property ownership and financial matters.

The investigation was focused on the criminal group that is responsible for the crimes associated with Quinn Industrial Holdings, including the kidnapping of COO Kevin Lunney.

A garda spokesman said: “The Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) with the assistance of the Garda Emergency Response Unit (ERU), the Garda Stolen Motor Vehicle Investigation Unit (SMVIU) and the Revenue Customs Dog Unit conducted a search operation in Counties Cavan and Dublin today, Friday 20th November 2020.

“A number of properties were searched as part of today’s operation, including residential dwellings and business / professional premises.

“During the course of this operation, a number of electronic devices, including mobile phones and computers, along with documentation relating to financial matters and property ownership was seized.

“This search operation was conducted as part of the Criminal Assets Bureau’s investigation into events which commenced circa January 2015, which include the harassment of senior officials of a commercial entity known as Quinn Industrial Holdings, which escalated from 2016 onwards to include criminal damage, assault causing harm, false imprisonment, blackmail and extortion. The CAB investigation is focused on the assets of members of the Organised Criminal Group responsible for these crimes.

“Today’s searches are a significant development in the CAB investigation.”

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Source: Dublin News