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€1.5 million stolen as 30 people arrested in operation into organised crime money mules

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Gardai have arrested 30 people as part of its money mule operation, it was revealed this morning.

The force is tackling the use of bank accounts by organised crime gangs who have stolen money from other bank accounts.

It is warning people, especially younger people and students, to never allow anyone access to their bank accounts as serious criminal proceedings could follow.a man wearing a hat:
                    Gardai have arrested 30 people as part of its money
                    mule operation, it was revealed this morning. Pic:
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Gardai note that the criminals are asking for use of bank accounts, where they will place stolen money from other accounts.

In a number of instances, instead of the money mule receiving a percentage of the money put into their account, they have their own funds stolen.

A Garda spokesperson said: ‘An Garda Síochána are appealing to the public, particularly students and younger people, to never authorise any individuals or groups to utilise their bank account, ATM card, or pin number, advising that there are consequences including arrests, charges and convictions for persons acting as money mules for organised crime groups.a hand holding a cell
                    phone: The force is tackling the use of bank
                    accounts by organised crime gangs who have stolen
                    money from other bank accounts. Pic: Shutterstock

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The force is tackling the use of bank accounts by organised crime gangs who have stolen money from other bank accounts.

Thirty people have been arrested so far as part of An Garda Síochána’s Operation Ransom – an investigation into persons allowing their bank accounts being used for organised crime groups to withdraw and deposit money which was stolen from other bank accounts.

In total, €1.5 million has been stolen so far. More arrests are expected.

Of the 30 persons arrested, 18 are male, 12 are female and the persons are located all over Ireland. The youngest person was 15 and the oldest was 38. Over half (16) of the persons arrested were juveniles.

Young persons are being targeted by organised crime groups in secondary schools, college, online, and via social media. Most people are advised they will receive a percentage if they authorise the use of the account and see the chance to make easy and quick money.

However, in many instances, the organised crime group will clear the person’s account once the ATM card or pin number has been handed over and there is no monetary gain for the money mule.’

Those found to be acting as money mules could spend up to 14 years in prison and could be placed on terrorist watch lists.

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