Two men have been arrested as part of investigations into an organised crime group and money laundering.
Gardaí searched two properties as part of ongoing investigations on Thursday.
Evidence was found of six people receiving COVID-19 payments at two addresses in Dublin.
Enquiries revealed the people were not entitled to this payment, which has been terminated by the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection.
The operation is targeting the activities of an organised criminal group operating in Ireland engaged in money laundering via money mules and bogus bank accounts.
Two houses were searched in the Dublin 15 area by members of the Garda National Economic Crime Bureau, who were assisted by Gardaí attached to the Special Investigations Unit of the Department of Social Protection and the Garda Dog Unit.
During the searches officers seized false passports, fake personal ID, account books and other financial documentation.
Over €10,000 in cash was also seized.
Two men, both aged in their 30s, were arrested as part of the operation.
One man is currently detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act at Blanchardstown Garda station.
The second man is being held at Ballymun station under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act.
These are the 14th and 15th arrests in this jurisdiction as part of this ongoing investigation.
To date, over 130 suspects have identified as connected to this organised crime group in Ireland.
It is believed that 70 of them have opened bank accounts in either false names or as money mules, with near €6m laundered through these accounts.
The money being laundered through these accounts is the proceeds of cyber fraud such as the fraudulent selling of non-existent goods across the European Uunion, invoice re-directs, phishing or smishing scams and accommodation frauds.
This same gang is being investigated across several European countries.