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Gardaí Carry Out 12 Searches As Part Of An International Operation Targeting Online Fraud

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Operation Stargrew saw properties in Kildare and other counties raided on Tuesday and Wednesday

Gardaí say they've carried out 12 searches here as part of an international operation targeting online fraud.

Operation Stargrew saw properties in Kildare, Dublin and Waterford raided on Tuesday and Wednesday.

During these searches, €42,000 in cash, €10,000 in cryptocurrency, 82 smartphones, 25 computers, 9 tablet devices, and a Rolex watch were seized.

It was part of a wider operation involving Europol and other international police forces against suspects involved in the LabHost website, which has seen tens of thousands of people defrauded.

Two men were detained by Gardaí, one of whom has been charged and is due to appear before the courts.

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