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Joint NBCI and Spanish Guardia Civil Search - Lanzarote, Spain - 12th July 2022

Issue Date: 12/07/2022

This morning, Tuesday, 12th July 2022, as a result of an ongoing intelligence led operation by the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, a team of Irish detectives searched the residence of an Irish citizen residing in Lanzarote, Spain who is suspected of involvement in an organised crime gang based in Spain.

The search was a result of international cooperation between An Garda Síochána and the Spanish Guardia Civil, specifically the elite ‘Unidad Central Especial Número 3 de la Jefatura de Información (UCE3 - Central Intelligence Unit of the Guardia Civil) and with the assistance of the Grupo de Informacion de Las Palmas (Regional Intelligence Unit of Las Palmas).

Today’s operation in Spain reflects An Garda Síochána’s ongoing commitment in tackling international organised crime gangs in conjunction with European partner services.
Investigations are ongoing.