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Operation Skein - Arrest Of Man For Directing A Criminal Organisation - 14/7/21

Issue Date: 14/07/2021

The Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) with the assistance of Blanchardstown Gardaí and the Garda Dog Unit conducted a search in the Clonsilla area of Dublin 15 today, 14th July 2021 as part of an ongoing GNECB investigation.

During the course of this search €4,500 cash alongside designer shoes, sunglasses and clothing were recovered.

A man, aged 29, was arrested on suspicion of directing a criminal organisation contrary to Section 71 of the Criminal Justice Act 2006. He is currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007 at Kevin Street Garda Station.

He can be detained for up to 7 days.

The man is the 4th person arrested for directing this criminal organisation.

Operation SKEIN is an investigation into international BEC/Invoice re-direct fraud being committed form Ireland and the laundering of the proceeds through accounts here. It is known now that this criminal organisation have stolen over €15 million worldwide in invoice redirect frauds/BEC frauds with at least €8 - €9 million laundered through the bank accounts of gang members and money mules all over Ireland.