Two men and two women have been arrested in conjunction with an investigation into illegal TV streaming on ‘dodgy boxes’.
The arrests were made when properties in Crumlin, Dublin and Ashbourne, Co Meath were raided on Tuesday morning.
The women, aged 37 and 40, and men, aged 42 and 45 were arrested and detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act 1984 but have since been released, according to The Irish Mirror.
Detective Superintendent George Kyne of the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation commented: “This is an organised criminal enterprise where consumers are funding criminality and depriving genuine industry of legitimate revenue.
“Consumers are providing their payment details to unknown individuals and leaving themselves open to being the victims of fraud and/or data theft.
“The security around these devices and illegal streaming platforms exposes customers and leaves their home systems vulnerable. It is important that the public is aware of the impact of illegal streaming and its consequences.”