That's the view of a retired detective inspector based in Mullingar.
The number of times Ireland looked for help from other countries in solving crimes increased by a third last year.
Under Mutual Legal Assistance legislation, Ireland can seek co-operation from other states in criminal investigations.
Freedom of information documents show this law was used 643 times last year - compared to 486 in 2018.
240 were sent to the US in 2019 - with 65 relating to child pornography.
Retired detective inspector turned private detective based in Mullingar Pat Marry says he's not surprised: