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Here's what €2m worth of counterfeit cash looks like

The cash was seized from dissident republican groups last weekend.

LAST WEEKEND THE gardaí investigating organised crime arrested three men and seized counterfeit cash in excess of €2 million.

As part of an ongoing operation, a premises at the North Circular Road in Dublin was raided.

Today the gardaí revealed what they had seized in a press conference this afternoon:

Here's what €2m worth of counterfeit cash looks like
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(Photos: An Garda Síochána Facebook page)

The gardaí stated that they are continuing in their endeavours to “thwart terrorist activity on this island”.

They said as a result of many Garda operations some 46 persons are currently before the Special Criminal Court to answer a range of charges including membership of the IRA; possession of firearms and possession of explosives. Many of these operations included seizures of firearms and explosives.

Working together

They said they are working closely with the PSNI and other police agencies such as Europol and Interpol to tackle the transnational elements of organised crime.

They concluded that “the identification and targeting of organised crime groups, including those styling themselves as Republicans groups, whose activities have such a negative impact on communities across the country is a primary strategic objective of An Garda Síochána”.

Related: Probe into dissident republican groups turns up fake money and a printing press>

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