Crime

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The victim was lured into the scam after striking up a conversation with a fake profile on a dating website. File photograph: Getty

A man lost €28,000 to a gang of fraudsters after being entrapped on a dating website, according to gardaí. Two people have been arrested in the last (...)

Drug crime in the regions is increasing at a significant rate. File photograph: Reuters

The value of drugs seized so far this year has increased fourfold and cash confiscated from gangs has doubled as the narcotics trade booms during the (...)

Shares, bonds and cryptocurrencies are also commonly used as vehicles for investment frauds. File photograph: Getty

Gardaí have detected a 120 per cent increase in investment fraud scams since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. These scams are becoming more preva(...)

Cab also seized a new Volvo XC90 as it was suspected the vehicle represents the proceeds of crime.

Members of an international crime gang based in Ireland have been targeted in raids by the Criminal Assets Bureau (Cab) after an investigation found m(...)

A sharp decline in burglaries was noticeable in the Central Statistic Office data. File photograph: Getty

Burglaries were down by more than 20 per cent in the first three-quarters of this year due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. Figures from the C(...)

Frauds to the value of €1 million have already been detected but Garda sources said that figure was likely to grow much higher. Photograph: Collins Courts

Gardaí are investigating a man suspected of using his colleagues’ personal details, including PPS numbers, to claim the pandemic unemployment payment (...)

Part of the consignment of heroin seized in Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Revenue’s Customs Service

Two well-known figures in Irish domestic soccer have been arrested over the discovery of a consignment of heroin valued at €3 million. One of the men(...)

Photographs of murdered Mexican journalists lie beneath a camera at a protest in Mexico city last year Photograph: Yuri Cortez/AFP/Getty Images

The director of a Mexican news website has been shot dead in the beach resort of Playa del Carmen, the second employee of the publication to have been(...)

The boy has been remanded on continuing bail until September Photograph: iStock

A pensioner was left in a frightened state after disturbing a then 15-year-old boy breaking into her home in Tallaght in Dublin, a court has heard. (...)