In connection with accused match-fixing in the League of Ireland, GARDAÌ have detained three men.
Two men in their 30s were apprehended by the Anti-Bribery & Corruption Unit of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau (GNECB) in the Dublin region. According to gardaì, another man in his 30s was detained in the east of the nation.
They were all being jailed on suspicion of conspiring to commit fraud. These three men that were detained are ex-players.
Additionally, from their headquarters in Lyon, France, Interpol officers assigned to the organization’s Match-Fixing Task Force have traveled to support the operation.
As part of this ongoing investigation, GNECB detectives also apprehended a guy last week in the northwest. With the arrests made today, Operation Brookweed has now resulted in 14 arrests.
The Anti-Bribery & Corruption Unit will act proactively when necessary to stop such conduct. Match-fixers prey on young, impressionable players to corrupt them for their own purposes.