The extraordinary inside story of one of the most successful crime-fighting units in the world
Since 1996 Ireland's Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) has been on the frontline in the war against organised crime, hitting the godfathers where it really hurts - in their pockets.
Now, in The Untouchables¸ Ireland's leading crime journalist Paul Williams reveals CAB's top secret operations. He tells the extraordinary story of how CAB officers have travelled the world, tracking down some of the underworld's most notorious drug traffickers, armed robbers and brothel bosses who could not be prosecuted in the criminal courts. He also discloses CAB's pursuit of corrupt officials and the retinue of 'respectable' professionals who help the criminals to stash their ill-gotten gains. Williams describes CAB actions against, among others, Gerry 'The Monk' Hutch, George 'The Penguin' Mitchell, John Gilligan, and disgraced former government ministers, Ray Burke and Michael Keating.
Drawing on incomparable and impeccable sources The Untouchables is an exclusive inside account of how CAB's work has forced Ireland's criminals to pay the state over €100