An investigation is underway after Garda documents and a laptop were left in an Amsterdam brothel.
It is understood that one of the workers discovered the bag in the Dutch capital, and she then contacted the Netherlands police who subsequently got in touch with the gardai.
The laptop and bag has since been returned to garda headquarters in Phoenix Park as they investigate the possibility that the bag may have been stolen and if it had been reported as such by the affected officer.
There are fears that some security may have been compromised due to sensitive data on the computer.
According to a report in the Sunday World, the officer who is understood to be the owner of the bag is a highly experienced garda and has not yet been questioned over the incident.