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Operation Skein Five people arrested for money laundering offences in Co Longford

Four men and one woman, aged in their late teens and 20s have been detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007

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Five people have been arrested in Co Longford. Stock pic

Five people have been arrested in Co Longford. Stock pic

Five people have been arrested in Co Longford. Stock pic

Five people have been arrested for money laundering offences in Co Longford by gardai working under Operation Skein. 

Gardaí from the Longford District, backed up by officers with the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) conducted out five searches this morning.

Four men and one woman, aged in their late teens and 20s have been detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007, at Longford, Mullingar and Granard Garda Stations.

“Those arrested are detained on suspicion of acting as and recruiting money mules, as well as laundering money in bank accounts for a criminal organisation,” gardai said in a statement.

Operation Skein is a GNECB investigation into a criminal gang that is involved in worldwide invoice redirect frauds and the subsequent laundering of the proceeds of these crimes through bank accounts in Ireland.

To date, it is estimated that this particular organisation has stolen over €15.5 million and laundered near €14 million in Ireland.

“Approximately 78 people have now been arrested who are connected to this criminal organisation,” gardai said.

“A number of convictions have been recorded, numerous are before the courts charged with offences and files are being prepared for the DPP and GYDO in respect of the rest. More arrests are anticipated.”

GNECB is currently working with local districts and with international police forces through Eurojust, Europol and Interpol in taking on the crime gang.

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