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Major search operation in Meath

Story by Ann Casey

Thursday, 6th September, 2018 3:37pm

Major search operation in Meath

A major search operation took place this morning at 15 premises across Meath,  Dublin, Louth, Kildare and Laois.

The operation was led by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau(GNECB), who are investigating the activities of a West-African Criminal Network suspected to be involved in the laundering of €14.6 million in criminal proceeds through Irish bank accounts. 
Assisting GNECB were Gardaí from the Northern, Eastern and Dublin Metropolitan Regions, along with officers from the Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau, and the Armed Support Units.

Among the matters under investigations is the possibility that laundered money may have been used by this Criminal Network to fund the purchase of property and other high value items across the country.