GNBCI Investigation

  • Five men have been arrested today for participation in a criminal organisation.

    The five men, aged between 35 and 55, are being detained at Roscommon, Longford and Carrick-on-Shannon Garda stations, under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.

    The arrests are part of an ongoing investigation in a number of people engaged in offences or organised deception and fraudulent practices, involving tampering with identification passports and microchips of horses presented for slaughter.

    The arrests are the latest development in an ongoing operation led by the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigations, with support from the Department of Agriculture and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland.