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Searches by GNECB in Dublin 8 and DruSearches by GNECB in Dublin 8 and Drumcondra on the 2/8/19mcondra on the 2/8/19

As part of an ongoing investigation into the criminal activities of an Organised Crime Gang, a search was conducted by GNECB at a premises in Dublin 8.

Further searches at a premises in the Drumcondra area recovered 14 false IDs and general enquires continue into the money laundering of over €3m by this organised crime gang through false bank accounts in the past year in Ireland and Finland.

A number of electronic devices were seized and two Romanian nationals aged 21 and 31 were arrested and detained under the provisions of section 50 CJA 2007, as amended, at Kevin Street Garda Station.

Enquires are ongoing with financial institutions in Ireland, with Europol and Eurojust into the activities of this organised crime gang.

This brings the total numbers of arrests to 11, in Ireland, along with a further 3 arrests in Finland, all as part of this investigation.

The investigation is continuing and developments will be reported.