Gardaí have arrested two men in relation to suspected extortion of builders in Limerick city between November 2019 and January 2020.
The two men, 30s and 40s, were arrested after Gardaí in Henry Street received a report of men arriving on a building site in Limerick city, threatening staff and demanding money in return for them to mind the building site in the evenings.
Detective Gardaí from Henry Street carried out an investigation and arrested two men yesterday, 30th January, 2020. They were detained at Henry Street Garda Station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
They have since been charged and are due to appear before Cork City District Court this morning, 31st January 31, 2020.
Speaking at Henry Street Garda Station, Detective Inspector Ronan McDonagh said “Anyone who feels that they have been subject to coercion or extortion is asked to call Garda. The matter will be dealt with sensitively and investigated fully.