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Court Appearance: Money Laundering Operation - Co Laois, 6 April 2020

Issue Date: 24/05/2022

Four people have been arrested and charged by Gardaí as part of a money laundering investigation relating to the seizure of a large sum of cash in Portlaoise, on 6th April 2022.

The four people (female in her 40s, female in her 30s, male in his 30s, male in his 20s) are due to appear before Portlaoise District Court at 10:30am this morning, Tuesday 24th May 2022.

Previous Press Release Refers:

Gardaí have arrested two women and seized a large sum of cash during an operation in Co Laois on Monday, 6 April 2020.

Shortly after 2pm Gardaí stopped a car on the M7 motorway (southbound) in Co Laois and recovered €50k in cash. The occupants of the car, two women aged in their 20s and 30s, were arrested at the scene.

Both were brought to Portlaoise Garda Station where they are currently detained under section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984, on suspicion of money laundering. They can be held for up to 24 hours.

The operation involved Laois based Divisional Roads Policing and local Garda Units.

Investigations are ongoing.

No further information is available at this time.