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In a joint operation with Spanish police, Gardaí from the National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) arrested a man and a woman, aged 45 and 22, in north Dublin on Tuesday. Photograph: Garda Facebook

Gardaí say they have uncovered a sophisticated organised crime operation involving the forgery and sale of travel documents which are used by large nu(...)

Money mules are usually held by unconnected third parties, who are approached by recruiters and asked to allow their accounts be used for a transaction in exchange for a fee of a few hundred euros. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí identified 232 so-called “money mule” accounts active in the State between September and November, as well as five recruiters, the force has sa(...)

As well as been a major destination for cocaine, Ireland, along with a handful of other EU countries, is now a base for international export for “other, less saturated and potentially more profitable, markets,” the report notes.

Irish criminals and their EU counterparts are exporting cocaine to non-EU countries as the market here becomes saturated, Europol has warned. Countri(...)

Europol has identified the Kinahan gang as one of the main cocaine importers operating in the EU. File photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

“County lines” is the innocuous term given to a devastating criminal phenomenon which has emerged in the UK in recent years. It refers to a system us(...)

Illegal migrants run towards a truck about to board a ferry to England. Photograph:  Denis Charlet/AFP via Getty Images

Tech giant IBM is joining the fight against human trafficking as part of a project designed and developed at its software lab in Dublin. The Irish t(...)

A Garda forensic officer is seen inside a truck cab seized at Dublin Port on Saturday. Police in Essex are keen to interview the Irish driver of this cab as part of their investigation into who transported the trailer in which 39 migrants died to the Belgian Port of Zeebrugge. Photograph: Padraig O’Reilly

UK Police Officers investigating the deaths of 39 people found in a lorry trailer in Essex are expected to visit Ireland in the coming days to questio(...)

Tributes placed in front of the office where lawyer Derk Wiersum was shot dead, in Amsterdam. Photograph: EPA/Koen Van Weel

Given that the Netherlands has a well-rooted illegal drugs industry, with Rotterdam as its trans-shipment hub, there was some surprise last week when (...)

So far 11 people have been arrested in Ireland along with a further three in Finland as part of the same investigation into money laundering. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Gardaí investigating a multi-million euro money laundering operation searched a number of properties in Dublin on Friday and made two arrests. The s(...)

The fraudsters’ use of a website selling what detectives have dubbed ‘ghost tractors’ was just one example of a wide variety of frauds of they been involved in. Photograph: iStock

Gardaí are investigating fraudsters who used a website pretending to be that of an established Irish company selling agricultural vehicles to steal th(...)

Contraband seized by gardaí during a raid on the crime network.

Gardaí believe they have discovered the financial centre of an international crime network running global frauds that target victims worldwide. While(...)

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