Clean Cash
When Irish police tackled a possible I.R.A. money laundering operation last week, they had no idea that their suspects had been taking things so literally. But the raids in Cork and Dublin yielded dirty money — millions of British pounds stashed in compost bins — and wads of euros stuffed into a box of detergent.

Authorities suspect that the recovered cash may be connected to the theft of $50 million from a Belfast bank in December — a robbery that officials blamed on the I.R.A., and that helped to kill the latest...

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