Three men have been arrested in Co Donegal as part of an investigation into a Romanian crime gang.

The men, aged 31, 25 and 21, who are all Romanian nationals, were detained following a search of a house in Letterkenny earlier today.

Gardaí say a large amount of fraud paraphernalia including suspected cloned credit cards, credit cards issued in false names, bank account details, false Romanian identity documents, along with credit card machines, till rolls and a number of suspected stolen Irish and UK passports and driving licences were recovered during the operation.

Some of the credit cards seized in the raid

Two cars bought on finance obtained on bank accounts opened in false names were also seized.

It is understood much of the documentation seized relates to suspected frauds in Northern Ireland.

The investigation, which also involves enquires with Europol and the PSNI, is said to be ongoing.

The three arrested men are being held at Letterkenny and Milford Garda Stations.