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Leading Sport Figure Arrested & Questioned In Tipperary Town Garda Station.

According to reports by Irishexaminer.com and Independent.ie, a leading civilian sports figure is the latest suspect to be arrested in a long-running undercover probe into Garda corruption by the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI).

To-date the investigation has already led to the arrest and suspension of at least three senior members of an Garda Síochána, including a Superintendent, an Inspector and a Detective, back last May.

We understand that the newly arrested suspect was questioned for a number of hours in Tipperary Town Garda station on Thursday of this week, following the arrest that morning by detectives from the GNBCI.

This latest arrest concerns an individual in their early 50’s, latter suspected of being the channel through which information was supplied direct from certain Garda members; and conveyed to known members of a Munster organised crime gang. Some of this channelled information was said to have compromised planned raids and seizures by the Criminal Assets Bureau (CAB) on premises and homes of criminals residing both in Limerick City and County as well as here in County Tipperary.

The suspect arrested on Thursday morning last was released on Thursday night, following interrogation, however more arrests are now expected to follow.

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