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Three men arrested as part of probe into Romanian crime group active in Northern Ireland

Credit cards recovered by Gardai.
Credit cards recovered by Gardai.

Gardai have arrested three men as part of an ongoing investigation into a Romanian organised crime group.

The men, aged 24, 25 and 31, were arrested following the search of a house in Letterkenny, Co Donegal on Tuesday morning.

During the search police recovered documentation relating to suspected frauds in Northern Ireland.

The investigation includes enquiries with the PSNI and Europol and is ongoing.

The search was conducted by members of Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, National Bureau of Criminal Investigations and assisted by local Gardai from Letterkenny and Milford.

A large amount of fraud paraphernalia including suspected cloned credit cards, credit cards issued in false names, bank account details, false Romanian identity documents, credit card machines, till rolls and a number of suspected stolen Irish and UK passports and driving licences along with two cars bought on finance obtained on bank accounts opened in false names were discovered at the location and seized.

The three arrested men are currently detained under Section 50, Criminal Justice Act, 2007 as amended and are detained at Letterkenny and Milford Garda Stations.

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