Four people are due in court this morning charged in connection with alleged illegal money lending in Kilrush.
The two man and two women were among eleven arrested during garda raids in the town on December 3rd 2013 as part of an ongoing investigation into unlawful money lending.
Early morning searches were carried out at a number of premises in the area, including private and business premises.
The operation involved local Gardaí assisted by Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB), Regional Support Unit (RSU), Special Detective Units from Galway, the National Criminal Intelligence Unit (NCIU) as well as officials from Revenue’s Customs Service, Social Welfare and Clare County Council.
The searches were part of an investigation carried out over several months following complaints received from various individuals about persons suspected to be engaged in unlicensed money lending.
This morning, gardaí in Kilrush charged four people, to men aged 20 and 26 years and two females who are 30 and 32 years old.
They are due to appear before Ennis District Court this morning.