Wednesday 24 April 2019

Three people arrested in relation to illegal money lending investigation in Co Sligo

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Rachel Farrell

Rachel Farrell

Three people have been arrested as part of an ongoing investigation into the activities of illegal money lending in Co Sligo.

Gardai arrested three people today on suspicion of Extortion Contrary to Section 17 of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act 1997.

One man (46) was detained at Ballymote Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

A 42-year-old woman was also arrested and is currently being detained at Carrick on Shannon Garda station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984.

Another young woman (17) was also arrested.

It's understood all of these individuals have since been released without charge and a file will be prepared for the Director of Public Prosecutions.

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