More Gardaí are being posted abroad as organised crime becomes increasingly transnational.
One of the positions will be based in the United Arab Emirates, where the leaders of the Kinahan crime gang are based.
The Justice Minister has been given government approval to expand the Garda Liaison Officer Network after a request from the Garda Commissioner.
Helen McEntee says they will be crucial in assisting Gardaí in pursuing criminals who have spread misery here in Ireland and abroad.
She says they have seen the importance of international law enforcement coalitions in recent months, including success in going after gangs such as the Kinahans.
US authorities have imposed worldwide sanctions on the organised crime group and offered a $5 million reward for information on each of it's three leaders.
One of the positions will be based in Abu Dhabi, with responsibility for the Middle East region. Another officer will be in Bangkok covering the South-East Asia/Australasia region.
An assistant liaison officer will be added in Washington, while in France two Gardaí will be assigned on a temporary basis.
Minister McEntee said;
"Some criminals may think that they can evade justice by leaving Ireland but these law enforcement coalitions demonstrate that they cannot."
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