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Waterford-based Garda has home raided by anti corruption officers

Waterford-based Garda has home raided by anti corruption officers
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A Waterford-based Garda who abandoned an unmarked squad car at Dublin Airport while he went on holidays has had his home searched as part of a corruption probe.

According to the Sunday Independent, the officer had his home raided by officers attached to the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) at 6.30am on Friday morning.

Acting on a search warrant, specialist officers arrived at his home and searched it.Β It is understood that the officers mobile phone was seized.

According to the paper, an internal disciplinary investigation into the matter was completed several months ago β€” and the officer at the centre of the controversy was given a β€œslap on the wrist” by his superiors in Waterford.

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However, it's understood that the Anti-Corruption Unit decided to launch its own investigation into the matter.

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