Gardaí search Limerick sports ground in probe into alleged match-fixing

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A LIMERICK sports ground was searched Tuesday in a major garda probe into allegations of match-fixing.

Members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB), formerly known as the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation, swooped on the sports facility this evening.

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Detectives from the GNECB – based in Harcourt Square in Dublin – were supported by gardai attached to the Limerick Division for the planned operation.

A garda spokeswoman stated: “Gardaí can confirm a search took place this evening, Tuesday 3rd September, 2019 in Limerick at a sports ground.”

“An ongoing investigation is taking place and members from a national unit and local members conducted the search.”

Gardai remained tight-lipped on details relating to the investigation, however, it’s understood documentation and electronic devices were seized, as part of the search operation.

“Investigations are ongoing,” the Garda spokeswoman said.