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25/01/2013

Operation 'Quest' into Human Trafficking - 3 arrests on the 24/1/13

As part of an ongoing investigation (Operation Quest) into human trafficking Gardai have arrested three people, two males and a female.

The arrests were made after a series of planned searches in the Dublin, Dundalk and Athlone areas and took place on the 24th January 2013.


Two people, (a male in late 20's, female in early 30's) are currently detained at Clondalkin Garda Station under Section 50 Criminal Justice Act 2007 as amended.  A number of items of evidence have been seized including mobile phones, electronic devices and documentation.


A third male who had been detained at Athlone Garda station, was released without charge.


Operation Quest was launched with the aim of identifying potential victims of human trafficking. The investigation team are liaising with Europol, Interpol, The Police Service of Northern Ireland, The Human Trafficking Centre Central Investigations Bureau, Warsaw, Poland and the Serious Organised Crime Agency, United Kingdom with a view to identifying further potential victims.

 
This is an ongoing operation and Gardai would appeal for anyone who may have information  to contact them in Store St., Dublin 1 on 01 6668074/6668000, the Garda Confidential Line on 1800 666 111 or any Garda station
 


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