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Man arrested on suspicion of producing ID's for ISIS has been released

Man arrested on suspicion of producing ID's for ISIS has been released

Man arrested on suspicion of producing bogus IDs for Islamic terrorists has been released from Garda custody last night, Tuesday August 8th 2017.

A file will now be prepared for the information of the Director of Public Prosecutions. 

The individual, an Algerian man in his 40s, was being questioned under the Criminal Justice (Terrorist Offences)(Amendment) Act 2015 over alleged possession of fraudulent documents - believed to include passports.

Gardaí from the Special Detective Unit (SDU) in conjunction with the London Metropolitan Police searched a number of properties in the Dublin area yesterday.

The man was arrested in connection with this investigation and was detained in a north Dublin Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 – Criminal Justice Act 1984. 

Independent.ie understands the arrest was made after a series of searches in continental Europe led UK officers to the suspect.

The Criminal Justice (terrorist Offences)(Amendment) Act was signed into law in June 2015.

The act created three new offences of:

  • Public Provocation to commit a Terrorist Offence
  • Recruitment for Terrorism
  • Training for Terrorism