812. Deputy Jim O'Callaghan asked the Minister for Justice the number of persons arrested and charged with money laundering offences in 2020 and to date in 2021, in tabular form; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [16846/21]


Minister for Justice (Deputy Helen McEntee): I wish to inform the Deputy that I have been advised by an Garda Síochána that, following a search of the PULSE database, the total count of unique charges and summonses whereby the associated legislative act was the Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act 2010 is as follows:

2020 2021*
Total Number of Charges/ Summonses for Offences contrary to Criminal Justice (Money Laundering & Terrorist Financing) Act 2020 619 287

* The figures for 2021 are up to 24 th March, 2021.
These figures are operational and liable to change.
In addition, multiple charges or summonses may be issued for incidents, for example, if there are multiple offenders or multiple categories of charges.