25/01/2013

Two Held In Human Trafficking Investigation

Two people have been arrested following planned Garda searches in Dublin, Dundalk and Athlone as part of Operation Quest.

The man and woman are being questioned as part of an investigation into human trafficking.

They are being held in Clondalkin Garda Station.

A second man was detained at Athlone Garda Station but has since been released without charge.

A number of items were seized as evidence, including mobile phones, electronic devices and documentation.

Operation Quest aims to identify 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.

(H/GK)


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