Written Answers. - Proceeds of Crime.

Joe Costello

Question:

164 Mr. Costello asked the Minister for Justice if her attention has been drawn to a magazine article (details supplied) in which serious allegations were made that the assets belonging to a drug baron who has fled the country are being disposed of for the benefit of the drug baron and that a reputable firm of solicitors are retained by the drug baron and that the provisions of the Criminal Justice Act, 1994, are being breached in the process; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8744/96]

I have asked for a report in this matter and I will write to the Deputy once it is to hand.