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Man Arrested – Garda Anti-Corruption Unit Investigation 15th October 2020

The Anti-Corruption Unit, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB), has this morning, Thursday 15th October 2020, carried out an arrest operation in relation to an ongoing investigation into bribery in international business transactions.

A man, aged in his 50s, was arrested in Kildare and taken to Leixlip Garda Station where he is currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 for the investigation of offences contrary to the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, as amended.

It is alleged that the arrested man, in his role as a procurement manager for a large retail business, received bribes from a supplier.

The retailer in question reported this matter to An Garda Síochána in March 2020 and are cooperating fully with the investigation.

No further information is available at this time. Investigations are ongoing.