Gardaí identify 28 people involved in PUP scheme fraud

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Searches were carried out in Limerick and Clare earlier today.
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Digital Desk Staff

Gardaí have identified 28 people engaging in identity and fraud offences to obtain money under the Pandemic Unemployment Payment (PUP) system.

The investigation has uncovered a suspected international organised crime group, involving people based in Ireland and overseas.

Today, a number of searches were carried out in Limerick and Clare in connection with the investigation.

The joint-operation involving Department of Social Protection officials, Customs and Excise officials, Gardaí and the Armed Support and Garda Dog Units, discovered a number of documents and related material.

The materials have since been seized and are currently being examined.

Gardaí say the investigation is ongoing.

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