Gardaí have seized catalytic converters worth an estimated €2.2 million in Dublin.
Some 2,150 catalytic converters were recovered during a search operation at a business premises in Dublin 11 on Thursday morning.
Officers also seized more than €74,000 in cash during the search.
Gardaí attached to the Divisional Crime Task Force, DMR North, seized 2,150 catalytic converters and 14 drums of smelted catalytic converters, with a combined value of €2.2 million, during a search operation in Dublin 11 this morning, Thursday, 22nd April 2021. pic.twitter.com/6LQAX8ouV3
— Garda Info (@gardainfo) April 22, 2021
Gardaí were assisted by personnel from Fingal County Council, a Customs and Revenue officer and dog handler, and the National Trans Frontier Shipments Office.
The search came as part of an investigation into the theft of catalytic converters.
A man in his 20s was charged and is due to appear in court on May 13th.