Third Irish National Charged With Drugs And Firearms Offences In The UK

A 52-year-old Irish man has been charged with drugs and firearms offences by the United Kingdom's National Crime Agency officers as part of an ongoing investigation undertaken with the cooperation of Gardaí.

Two other Irish nationals (males aged 37 and 41) were previously charged in connection with the same investigation.

Commenting on the ongoing operation, Assistant Commissioner, John O'Driscoll who heads Special Crime Operations within An Garda Síochána said: "An Garda Síochána has forged a very powerful working relationship with the UK's National Crime Agency, which is assisting in ensuring that communities in the UK and Ireland are better protected from organised crime. The charging of a particular suspect by the UK law enforcement authorities, today, represents a significant development arising from cooperation which has been ongoing for a number of years, involving the Garda national Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB) and the UK's National Crime Agency."


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