Gardai make arrests in Tipperary as part of probe into organised criminal activity

Alan Owens

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Gardai during the operation in Tipperary this Wednesday Picture: Garda Press Office

Gardai during the operation in Tipperary this Wednesday Picture: Garda Press Office

GARDAI have arrested a number of people in Tipperary following an investigation into organised criminal activity.

As part of an ongoing investigation by gardai from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) into Invoice Redirection Fraud, a number of searches were carried out in Tipperary and Dublin this Wednesday morning.

The investigation relates to a series of Invoice Redirecting Frauds amounting to sums in excess of €750,000 affecting a number of organisations in this jurisdiction, gardai said.

The GNECB assisted by the Cyber Crime Unit and Gardai from Tipperary and Blanchardstown carried out four searches - three in Tipperary and one in Dublin - and have arrested five people, three males and two females, ranging in age from their 20s to 60s.

They are being detained at Clonmel, Cahir and Tallaght garda stations under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 as amended.