12/02/2020

Three Arrested In Major Money Laundering Investigation

Three people have been arrested and a substantial amount of cash seized as part of an ongoing intelligence led investigation targeting serious and organised crime.

On Tuesday, 11 February 2020, officers attached to the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) supported by a Special Crime Task Force, intercepted two vehicles on the Naas Road, Dublin 12.

Cash was recovered and one male, aged 41, and two females aged 38 and 29 were arrested on suspicion of their involvement in an offence of Money Laundering, contrary to the provisions of Section 7 of the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act 2010.

The three arrested persons were taken to Clondalkin, Ballyfermot and Ronanstown Garda stations where they remain detained under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Investigating officers have undertaken a number of related searches, in the Dublin area and a further quantity of cash was recovered. The total value of cash seized in this operation is estimated to be in excess of €100,000 (subject to counting following forensic examination).

(MH/CM)

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