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organised crime Gardaí seize €16k in cash, financial documentation and mobile phones in Co Dublin search

The search was carried out as part of an ongoing joint investigation by the GNIB and UK authorities into an organised crime group

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Gardaí attached to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) have seized €16,000 in cash and financial documentation after a search in Co. Dublin this morning.

During the search, Gardaí seized €16,000 in cash along with five mobile phones and financial documentation.

The search was carried out as part of an ongoing joint investigation by the GNIB and UK authorities into an organised crime group.

The criminal gang is suspected to be involved in money laundering and the trafficking of illegal immigrants through the large-scale production, distribution, and use of false documents with the aim of providing illegal entry into Ireland and the Common Travel Area within in the UK.

On April 28th 2020, an operation between the GNIB and the UK law enforcement agencies took place, which involved the search of six properties in Ireland and two premises in the UK.

Following this, members from the GNIB froze €33,000 in a bank account while also seizing electronic devices and financial documentation.

This investigation has resulted in two persons being charged with offences contrary to section 2 of the Illegal Immigration Act 2000 and Section 29 of the Criminal Justice (Theft & Fraud Offences) Act 2001 (custody/control of a false instrument).

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