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Two people arrested after Gardaí seize suspected stolen goods in Dublin

A man and a woman, both aged 37 years-old, were arrested under gangland legislation.

GARDAÍ IN DUBLIN have seized a large amount of suspected stolen property during two searches in Dublin 9 and Dublin 12 today. 

During the search of the location in Dublin 12, a large amount of suspected stolen property was recovered, Gardaí said. 

The property seized is believed to have been purchased via the proceeds of Business Email Compromise (BEC)/Invoice Re-Direct Frauds which occurred in Asia during December 2020.

The purchases were made in Dublin over the Christmas period.

Following these searches, two people, a man and a woman, both aged 37 years-old, were arrested under gangland legislation and both are detained at Pearse Street and Kevin Street Garda Stations under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2009.

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They can be held for up to one week, Gardaí said. 

These two arrests mark the 9th and 10th arrest as part of Operation SKEIN, an investigation into international BEC/Invoice re-direct fraud being committed from Ireland and the laundering of the proceeds through accounts here.

To date, this investigation has identified that over €6 million has been stolen worldwide with about €5 million laundered through accounts in Ireland. Over 90 suspects have been identified throughout the country. 

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