In a series of raids this morning in Killarney, the Criminal Assets Bureau and gardai seized cash, cars and jewellery in an operation targeting an organised crime gang based in the area.

The operation, which took place in and around the Killarney area this morning, saw 11 searches take place.

According to a garda statement, over €100,000 in cash was seized, along with what is described as a large amount of jewellery and nine cars.

Gardai also say that they seized a large amount of documents which they believe relate to the proceeds of crime.

The operation and searches are ongoing.