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Gardaí carry out search at Limerick sports grounds over alleged match-fixing

Members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau were assisted by local gardaí in the investigation.

Gardaí carried out a search of the Limerick sports grounds.
Gardaí carried out a search of the Limerick sports grounds.
Image: Twitter/GardaInfo

GARDAÍ CARRIED OUT a search of a Limerick sports grounds yesterday evening as part of an investigation into alleged match-fixing. 

Members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) were assisted by local gardaí in their investigation. 

A photo shared on Twitter showed members of the GNECB at the scene, with a tweet saying:

“Members from the GNECB at the conclusion of a search operation that was carried out today [...] at a sports ground in Limerick, in relation to an investigation into match fixing. Local garda members also assisted in the search.”

In a statement, a garda spokesperson confirmed the search was part of an ongoing investigation. 

“Gardaí can confirm a search took place this evening, Tuesday 3 September, 2019 in Limerick at a sports ground,” they said. 

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

A spokesperson for the FAI confirmed it was aware of the investigation. 

“The FAI is aware of the development and is awaiting a report from the gardaí,” it said. 

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