Solicitor and two others released after organised crime arrests

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Limerick Garda Chief Superindendent Gerry Roche

Gardaí are preparing a file for the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), following the arrest of a solicitor and two other men as part of a major investigation into organised crime in Limerick.

The three men, aged in their 40s, were arrested last Monday, January 24, and released yesterday (Sunday, January 30), Gardaí said.

“The three men arrested as part of ongoing investigations into organised criminal activity in the greater Limerick area have been released without charge,” a Garda spokesman added

“A file now be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions,” he said.

The three men were arrested as part of Garda investigations into alleged fraudulent behaviour relating to personal injury insurance claims dating back as far as ten years ago.

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The investigation is being led by Detectives from the Limerick Garda Division, under the direction of Chief Superintendent Gerry Roche. They are being assisted by around a dozen Gardaí from the Dublin-based Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB).

Gardaí said the three men were arrested “during the course of an operation in Limerick, as part of ongoing investigations into organised criminal activity in the greater Limerick area”.

The men were “detained under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2006 in connection with organised crime offences”.