A man appeared before a special sitting of Sligo District Court yesterday evening and was charged with directing an Organised Criminal Gang . He was also charged with Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing.
The man in his mid-30s was arrested at Dublin Airport on Tuesday last (January 11th) in connection with an investigation into organised crime.
He was detained at Sligo Garda Station under the provisions of Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act 2007.
He was charged with:
Section 71(A) of the Criminal Justice Act 2009 (directing an Organised Criminal Gang and Section 7 of Criminal Justice (Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing) Act 2010
Gardaí have confirmed that the arrest was part of a continuing investigation into Organised Criminal Gangs based out of Sligo.
The Sligo Leitrim Division of An Garda Síochána say they have ongoing strategy in place which aims to work with communities, in the fight against criminal activity throughout Sligo and Leitrim.