Four arrested in Laois in counterfeit cash investigation

Not much detail on this one yet, but the iol report notes that four men, in their 40s and 50s, were arrested in County Laois this morning “after an extensive operation, which has been ongoing for several months”.  RTÉ adds 

What is believed to be a sophisticated counterfeit operation and underground bunker has been uncovered by gardaí in Co Laois.

Four men in their 40s and 50s have been arrested; two are being detained in Tullamore and two in Portlaoise Garda Station.

The discovery was made this morning and gardaí say it will take a number of days before they can definitively establish what is on site.


They say the operation was initiated following an analysis of increased activity in counterfeiting across Europe.