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GNECB Operation SKEIN Arrest, Limerick 24th June, 2021.

Issue Date: 24th June 2021

Gardaí attached to the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau with the assistance from Gardaí in Henry Street Limerick have arrested a man (late teens) this morning Thursday 24th June, 2021 after a search was conducted in Limerick.

He was arrested in relation to the ongoing investigation under Operation SKEIN, and he is currently detained at Henry Street Garda station under Section 50 Criminal Justice Act, 2007.

It is alleged that between the 20th July, 2020 and the 23rd July, 2020, €139,211 was laundered through his Bank account with the money being the proceeds of invoice redirect frauds in Russia, Slovakia, Taiwan, India and South Korea. This money was in the main transferred on to Turkey and Germany but there were transfers to accounts in Ireland and withdrawals in Ireland.

Investigations ongoing.