Maureen O’Sullivan, Dublin Central, outgoing TD and candidate in #GE16
Deputy Maureen O’Sullivan welcomes the news that from Monday next, Criminal Assets Bureau will have a dedicated unit located in Store Street to tackle mid level drug dealers that have caused misery to communities and often go under the radar of the nationally organised Criminal Assets Bureau.
Maureen acknowledges the work of the Task Force, Gardai and Community Policing Forum with Co-ordinator Marie Metcalfe of the Forum.
Maureen frequently spoke on the need for this type of mini CABS and that assets seized
through drug dealing be proportionately allocated to those communities directly affected.
Deputy O’Sullivan, speaking in the Dail
“Young children in disadvantaged and marginalised communities need positive role models, what they don’t need to be seeing is criminals engaged in the drugs trade driving around in expensive cars with huge signs of wealth; with no obvious income other then proceeds of drug dealing!
This is sending a very poor view of the world to young people who come from certain areas of disadvantage.
While the Criminal Assets Bureau has had successes taking on large players, it is obvious that many mid ranking, local drug dealers have been falling through the cracks. Todays announcement is very welcome as it means that the calls myself in the Dail and others in the community have been making are coming to fruition and we will have a dedicated locally organised unit to tackle drug dealers within communities and they will have the power to seize assets that are proven to be the proceeds of Crime”
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A clip from the Breaking Crime documentary I did last year which outlines exactly what Mini-CABs is: