Suspected 'hit team' arrested on way to carry out shooting
A suspected hit team is in custody after being enlisted to carry out a shooting for a midlands Traveller gang. Two men from the Swords area were travelling in a vehicle along the N4 when they were intercepted by members of the heavily armed Emergency Response Unit (ERU).
The man was arrested on suspicion of using alleged fraudulent means in attempting to obtain a genuine Irish Passport , for use by a member of a particular organised crime group, contrary to the provisions of section 20(1) of the Passports Act 2008.
A Limerick-based garda has been arrested on suspicion of taking corrupt payments from a high-profile criminal gang . The garda was arrested last Wednesday and taken to a local Garda station for questioning. He has since been released and a file is currently being prepared for the Director of
A MAN IN his 60s has been arrested on suspicion of using fraudulent means to obtain an Irish passport for use by a member of an organised crime gang.
Special Crime Operations (SCO) within An Garda Síochána had been investigating the suspected procurement by people associated with organised crime groups of genuine Irish passports through fraudulent means.
With the support of the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigations, SCO arrested a 61-year-old man in Finglas, Dublin 11 shortly after 7.30am this morning.
The man was arrested on suspicion of using alleged fraudulent means in attempting to obtain a genuine Irish Passport, for use by a member of a particular organised crime group, contrary to the provisions of section 20(1) of the Passports Act 2008.
The 61-year-old was taken to Mountjoy Garda Station, where he is detained under the provisions of section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.
Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll who heads SCO, said today’s arrest is evidence of An Garda Síochána’s “unrelenting targeting” of organised crime groups, involving cooperation at an international level.
“I am certain that ongoing liaison between the Garda Síochána and law enforcement authorities, at an international level, will give rise to additional success, in the near future,” he added.
Two men and one woman charged over €900,000 drug seizure in Co Louth .
Two men and one woman charged over €900,000 drug seizure in Co Louth have been charged.Cocaine and cannabis worth more than €900,000 was found after two vehicles were stopped at the N33 Drumgoolestown near Ardee on Sunday, December 15.And now gardai have confirmed the two men and one woman arrested at the scene are set to appear in court this morning in connection with the incident.The seizure was made as part of ongoing intelligence led investigations associated with the Joint Agency Task Force (JATF) targeting suspected drug traffickers in the area.