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Operation Triassic Gardaí arrest man as part of money laundering investigation into African crime group

Gardai said he is suspected of assisting the crime gang in the movement of illicit funds

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Portlaoise Garda Station

Portlaoise Garda Station

Portlaoise Garda Station

One man has been arrested this morning by gardaí working as part of Operation Triassic, a money laundering investigation into a West African organised crime group. 

Detectives from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) arrested the 26-year-old on suspicion of committing offences contrary to Section 72 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2006.

Gardai said he is suspected of assisting the crime gang in the movement of illicit funds.

He is currently detained in Portlaoise Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

Gardai said investigations are ongoing.

Operation Triassic is a money laundering investigation into a West African Organised Crime Group (OCG) that is being conducted by investigators at the Money Laundering Investigation Unit (MLIU) at the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB).

This operation is separate to a previous GNECB investigation, Operation Joggle, which is an ongoing investigation into a separate West African OCG that is suspected of being involved in trade-based money laundering.

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