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truck seized French police arrest driver working for Irish gang in suspected tarmacking scam

Officers are actively seeking other members of the gang suspected to already have carried out a series of frauds.

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French police seize tar truck

French police seize tar truck

French police seize tar truck

POLICE in France have arrested a man driving a lorry suspected to be part of an Irish scam tarmacking gang operating in the country.

The arrest came after police set up an operation to track the suspected fraudsters following a series of complaints near the cities of Clermont and Sancerre in central France.

The driver, described as a Scottish national living in Ireland, has now been questioned by an investigating magistrate.

Officers are actively seeking other members of the gang suspected to already have carried out a series of frauds.

The truck was seized from the man last week and a number of victims of the crew have already been identified, according to police.

French police warned local householders of the ‘Irish Tarmac’ scam last February.

Several gangs headed by Irish nationals from Ireland the UK regularly operate throughout the continent.

Property-holders are offered an initial cheap discount deal on a tarmac job, the work is of low quality and the costs escalate.

The Sunday World has previously revealed how dozens of such work crews run by the Rathkeale Rovers have operated across several countries.

Separately a driveway crew in Sweden were jailed earlier this year for dodging tax, although there were complaints about the quality of their work also.

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