Gardaí raid farms


Investigation regarding tampering of identification passports and microchips of horses presented for slaughter in this jurisdiction.

Gardaí raid farms

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Investigation regarding tampering of identification passports and microchips of horses presented for slaughter in this jurisdiction.

The Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (NBCI) - assisted by officials from the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and the Food Safety Authority of Ireland - are conducting planned searches this morning (Thursday, June 6th).

They will visit seven sites - farms, houses and a commercial premises - in Roscommon, Leitrim, Sligo, Westmeath and Kilkenny.

Horses

The searches are part of an ongoing investigation being conducted by members of The Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation into offences of deception pursuant to Section 6 of the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud) Offences Act 2001, according to a Garda spokesperson.

The Garda spokesperson said the investigation is surrounding fraudulent practices regarding tampering of identification passports and microchips of horses presented for slaughter in this jurisdiction.

This is a Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation-led operation supported by officers from, Criminal Assets Bureau, Garda National Drugs and Organised Crime Bureau and Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau.

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