THREE members of the Irish police have been arrested as part of an anti-corruption swoop.
The trio are members of An Garda Siochana, and were arrested this morning.
A superintendent was arrested on suspicion of the unlawful disclosure of Garda information.
The inspector has been detained over suspected drugs offences, and the garda has been held on suspicion of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.
Commenting, Deputy Commissioner John Twomey said the arrests came as part of a probe into corruption.
“As this is a live and ongoing investigation, it is not appropriate to make any further comment at this time”
He also said the investigation is ongoing.
Dep Twomey said: “An Garda Siochana is fully committed to investigating any alleged wrong-doing or corruption involving Garda personnel, and will work with other relevant agencies in doing so.
“As this is a live and ongoing investigation, it is not appropriate to make any further comment at this time.”
The arrest operation was led by the Assistant Commissioner for Special Crime Operations, John O’Driscoll.
It involved the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation (GNBCI) and the Garda National Drugs & Organised Crime Bureau (GNDOCB).