The searches in Dublin and Wexford were linked to an organised crime group

Gardaí have seized cash, a car, watches, computer equipment and drugs as part of searches into an organised crime group.

The Criminal Assets Bureau was assisted by Gardaí from the Dublin Metropolitan Region Special Crime Task Force and Revenue Customs.

They conducted an operation in Dublin and Wexford this morning.

Four properties were searched in Dublin 8, Dublin 24, south county Dublin and Co Wexford.

The investigation centres on an organised crime group based in Dublin 24.

One of the watches seized | Image: Facebook/An Garda Síochána

Approximately US$1,500 and stg£250 in cash was seized along with a 2014 Audi A6 motorcar, three watches - one Rolex and two Tag Heuer - computer equipment, mobile phones, documents and a small quantity of drugs (cannabis and cocaine).

The searches in Dublin were in three residential homes and the search in Wexford related to a holiday home.

The small quantity of drugs was found during the course of the search at the holiday home.

The documents, mobile phones and other items are are being examined by investigating officers and expert staff of the Criminal Assets Bureau.

The Audi car seized by the CAB | Image: Facebook/An Garda Síochána

The Audi A6 car has been seized under the Provisions of Section 1A of the Proceeds of Crime Act

Gardaí say the searches mark "a significant development" in the CAB investigation into this crime group.

No arrests were made.