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Tiger Kidnapping

Man charged over tiger kidnapping

The 27-year-old is the first to be charged under new legislation to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.

A MAN HAS been charged in connection with last week’s “tiger kidnapping”, in which a bank official and his wife were abducted and €300,000 stolen from an AIB branch in Clondalkin.

Under new legislation brought in this year to combat money laundering and terrorist financing, the 27-year-old has been accused of possessing or acquiring the proceeds of criminal conduct.

The man has an address in Kilcock, Co Kildare, works as a delivery man, and is the father of a young child, reports RTÉ.

He is the first person to be charged with an offence under the Criminal Justice Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing Act 2010.

Meanwhile, four other people are continuing to be questioned about the robbery by gardaí – one of whom is believed to have organised the robbery.