Ireland: Arrests planned for €15m money-laundering gang

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September 7 2018

Gardaí intend to make arrests and prepare a prosecution file for the DPP in relation to the suspected laundering by a Nigerian criminal network of more than €15m through Irish and international bank accounts.

As part of the operation, 350 bank accounts in Ireland have been closed by financial institutions on foot of a report to them by the GNECB, and a further 170 accounts abroad have been identified as being part of the fraud.

The bank accounts here received money from fraud scams, before transferring the money out of the jurisdiction across Europe, west Africa and China.