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Arrest: Operation PUCA Ongoing 'Ghost Brokers' Investigation 2nd February 2020

As part of an ongoing investigation into so-called ‘ghost brokers’ in the car insurance industry, a 44-year-old male was arrested at 10am on Sunday, 2nd February 2020 and is currently detained in Lucan Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

The comprehensive investigation into ongoing illegal activities of insurance fraud is being conducted by An Garda Síochána Special Investigations Unit, which is attached to Dublin Metropolitan Region (DMR) Roads Policing Unit.

See previous press release for more information:

An Garda Síochána Special Investigations Unit attached to DMR Roads Policing Unit, Dublin Castle, are carrying out a comprehensive investigation into fraud-related insurance ‘ghost brokering’ activities throughout the State.

As part of the ongoing ‘ghost brokers’ insurance investigation, Gardaí are liaising with the Insurance Federation of Ireland and numerous insurance companies in relation to this matter.

If you have any concerns about your insurance, do not use your motor vehicle on a public road.

Any person with concerns about the credentials of their insurance policy, should contact their insurance company directly and verify if your motor vehicle insurance is valid.

If anyone has concerns about the bona fide of their Insurance Broker they should check with The Insurance Brokers Federation at www.centralbank.ie