The Criminal Assets Bureau has taken possession of a house, nine luxury cars, jewellery, and more than €300,000 in cash following a five-year investigation into the activities of an organised crime group based in Killarney in Co Kerry.

In documents opened in the High Court, the gang is described as being involved in bogus home improvement work throughout Ireland, the UK, and across Europe.

'Operation Tarmac' is the name given by the Criminal Assets Bureau to its investigation into an organised crime group based in Killarney.

CAB has told the High Court that gang members are involved in bogus home improvement work in which vulnerable people in Ireland, the UK, and the continent are targeted and work carried out is often found to be substandard.

This morning, detectives from CAB seized a house at upper Ballycaheen in Killarney, which is owned by 36-year-old Patrick Coffey, who lived at the house and who was described in court as a member of the gang.

The bureau got a High Court order on Monday for possession of the house.

CAB has also seized over €300,000 in cash from the gang, along with BMW, Audi and Mercedes cars and a dozen Rolex, Cartier, and Dolce & Gabanna jewellery and watches.