Gardaí from the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) on secondment at the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection (DEASP) special investigations unit, have today carried out a search and arrest operation in Dublin as part of ongoing investigations into Covid-19 (PUP) payment fraud.
During the operation a search was conducted at a house in Mulhuddart, Dublin 15 where a man in his 30s was arrested. Documentation and notebooks were also recovered in the search.
He was conveyed to Blanchardstown Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 Criminal Justice Act, 1984.
The investigation is linked with up to 25 separate claims made under the scheme totalling in excess of €56,000 to date.
Enquiries are ongoing and further updates will follow.