Wednesday 18 October 2017

Post worker quizzed over stolen bank cards

Fiona Ellis

A POSTAL worker has been arrested on suspicion of theft of bank cards.

As part of a planned operation between An Post and gardai, the postman was arrested last night.

On Thursday and yesterday there was a planned operation led by the Garda Bureau of Fraud Investigation in conjunction with An Post, which led to a search being carried out in Crumlin.

As a result a man in his 40s, an employee of An Post, who was working out of a Dublin 4 sorting office, was arrested for questioning.

It is not known if the search was carried out in the man's home or place of work.

The man has been detained at Terenure garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 and can be held for up to 24 hours.

An Post have extensive security procedures and measures in place and work closely with gardai in such matters.

Every day An Post collects, processes and delivers more than 2.5 million items of mail to 2.1 million business and residential addresses.

An Post declined to comment on the arrest.

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