Now its Match Fixing, what next, Pigeon Racing?

Posted by

Gang of 10 arrested by gardai targeting League of Ireland match fixing

A search of a number of homes was also undertaken by officers across Dublin, Limerick, and Cork

A general view of the new League of Ireland ball ahead of a friendly between Shelbourne and Wexford in January
A general view of the new League of Ireland ball (Stock) (Image: ©INPHO/Evan Treacy)

Ten men were arrested by gardai as part of a planned operation targeting match-fixing in the League of Ireland.

The males, aged in their early 20s to 60s, were nabbed on suspicion of the offence of Conspiracy to Defraud contrary to Common Law on Wednesday, May 18.

They are currently detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 at various stations.

A search of a number of homes was also under taken by officers in the Dublin, Limerick, and Cork divisions as part of Operation Brookweed.

Detective Superintendent Catharina Gunne, Garda National Economic Crime Bureau said: “Match-fixing and corruption is a threat to all sports at all levels and undermines public confidence in the fairness of sport.

“It can allow organised crime to infiltrate sport in order to use it to make illicit gains or launder proceeds of crime.”

Gardai are appealing to anyone who have information in relation to match-fixing or sports corruption to contact them.

They can make a report in confidence to the Anti-Bribery and Corruption Confidential Reporting line – 1800 40 60 80 or to their local Garda Station.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s