A man appeared before a special sitting of Sligo District Court at 9pm last night.

A man in his mid-30s was arrested at Dublin Airport on Tuesday last in connection with an investigation into organised crime.

The man was detained at Sligo Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.

He was charged with directing an Organised Criminal Gang and Money Laundering under Sections 71 A and 7 of the Criminal Justice Act.

This is part of a continuing investigation into Organised Criminal Gangs based out of Sligo.

The Sligo Leitrim Division of An Garda Síochána have an ongoing strategy in place which aims to work with communities in the fight against criminal activity throughout the North West.