The Criminal Assets Bureau has sent a file to the DPP in relation to six senior associates of the Kinahan crime cartel for suspected money-laundering offences.

If a successful prosecution is brought, money-laundering convictions attract prison terms of up to 14 years, in addition to fines.

It is part of a multi-pronged CAB attack on the notorious cartel, which includes a proceeds-of-crime court application involving assets with an estimated total value of €2.5m to €3m.

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