07 Sep 2018
Police in Ireland have conducted raids across a number of properties as part of an investigation into a Nigerian gang suspected of laundering €14.6 million in criminal proceeds through Irish bank accounts.
The police – or Garda – searched 15 premises across Dublin, Louth, Meath, Kildare and Laois, and seized a number of vehicles in the process.
“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,” a Garda statement said.
The operation was conducted by the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECBB), which received assistance 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.
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