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Ne’er Do Well Detained After Cyber Scam Thievery

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A man has been arrested after three searches carried out in Dublin in connection with a Europe wide cyber scam and money laundering investigation.

An organised crime gang dupe people across the EU into buying goods online, however no items are delivered.

The money is then laundered through back accounts in Ireland under false names. A suspect is being held at Coolock garda station.

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In today’s searches by gardai from the National Economic Crime Bureau in conjunction with Europol, false passports, documents, equipment and cash were seized.

Over €1.5m has been laundered in Irish bank accounts in the past year by the ne’er do well gang who pretend to sell goods and accommodation online.