Three held as money printing operation discovered

Arrests in Dublin come as part of ongoing investigation into dissident republican activity

Counterfeit money, printing equipment and computers have been seized by gardaí investigating dissident republican activity. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Counterfeit money, printing equipment and computers have been seized by gardaí investigating dissident republican activity. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

Mon, Feb 3, 2014, 14:28

Counterfeit money, printing equipment and computers have been seized by gardaí investigating dissident republican activity.

Three men were arrested in north Dublin city in connection with the investigation, during which four residential properties in north Dublin and a commercial premises in Co Meath were searched.

A Garda spokesman said “a large sum” of counterfeit money, computers and printing equipment were found in the Co Meath property.

The men, all aged in their 40s, were arrested on the North Circular Road yesterday afternoon.

They are being detained at the Bridewell and Mountjoy Garda stations under Section 30 of the Offences Against the State Act 1939.