Wed, 22 May 2019

CO. DONEGAL - Three men allegedly connected with a Romanian organised crime group remain in custody following their arrest on Tuesday.

The men, all from Romania, are aged 24, 25 and 31. They were arrested as part of a search of a house in Letterkenny, Co. Donegal on Tuesday morning. They are being held at Letterkenny and Milford Garda Stations.

The raid was carried out as part of an ongoing investigation into the Romanian organised crime group.

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

The investigation into the gang is ongoing and involves Europol and the PSNI.

"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 2 cars bought on finance obtained on bank accounts opened in false names were discovered at the location and seized," Garda said in a statement.

Much of the documentation seized relates to suspected frauds in Northern Ireland.

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