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Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Three arrested in Limerick on Euro warrants

Two European nationals who were arrested last night on foot of a European arrest warrant are due before the high court in Dublin Wednesday afternoon for an extradition hearing.

Local Gardai from Roxboro assisted by National Bureau of Criminal Investigation members from Dublin arrested the two men, a 43 year old and a 31 year old in the city centre around 10.30pm.

Another man, in his 40’s, tried to escape arrest by jumping from an upstairs window of the house. He was apprehended and in a stable condition at the mid western regional hospital under a Garda watch.

Limerick Gardai were today refusing to revel any details surrounding the international operation saying,
"We cannot divulge details of their nationality, but it's safe to assume that in this type of operation the men would be non-Irish nationals. With European warrants, Interpol would typically liase with national police forces in securing arrests.”
The third man will appear before a later extradition hearing once he is discharged from hospital.

Reports say all three men were understood to be living in Limerick for some time prior to their arrest.

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