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#Trafficking

# trafficking - Sunday 26 November, 2017

Confident gardaí have Kinahans on the back foot after latest drug seizure

A number of large seizures have crippled the Kinahans’ supply chains.

# trafficking - Sunday 5 November, 2017

Kinahan cartel members to face international murder charges following arrest of Chilean drug lord

Over 100 lines of inquiry have been investigated.

# trafficking - Thursday 12 October, 2017

Testimonies from trafficked victims in Ireland: 'I didn't feel safe, men were hitting on me'

The report noted issues around privacy, integration, nutrition and delays in processing applications.

# trafficking - Friday 6 October, 2017

Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted

In total, the operation generated hundreds of thousands of pounds.

# trafficking - Wednesday 20 September, 2017

People urged to call Irish mobile number to hear the reality of sex trafficking here

Ruhama is urging people to call the number and hear what ‘Andreea’ has to say.

# trafficking - Friday 17 February, 2017

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Ashton Kutcher close to tears in speech about efforts to combat child sexual exploitation

Kutcher was speaking at a US senate hearing about victims of trafficking.

# trafficking - Friday 10 February, 2017

Two men arrested after drugs destined for Galway rag week seized

The drugs have an estimated street value of €50,000.

# trafficking - Thursday 9 February, 2017

China police rescue 32 trafficked Vietnamese brides

Farmers see “buying” a woman from abroad as cheaper than paying a dowry for a Chinese bride.

# trafficking - Wednesday 18 January, 2017

Nigerian woman allegedly had 'voodoo process' before being trafficked to Ireland for prostitution

Joy Imasogie allegedly told the victim she would be working in a hair salon.

# trafficking - Tuesday 1 November, 2016

Gardaí don't believe young sex workers were operating Galway brothel on their own

The four women, in their 20s and 30s, were fined in court yesterday.

# trafficking - Saturday 29 October, 2016

Man due in Dublin court as part of four-year sex trafficking probe

In 2012, gardaí identified a number of Polish women as victims of sexual exploitation.

# trafficking - Sunday 23 October, 2016

Two arrested after €1.2 million worth of cocaine and mixing agent found in searches

Compacting compressing equipment and cocaine mixing agent were also discovered.

# trafficking - Friday 7 October, 2016

Trafficking victims told by 'The Master' they would get new life - but were 'treated like dogs'

They were told they would get well-paid jobs and a new life in Northern Ireland.

# trafficking - Friday 1 July, 2016

The majority of child trafficking victims in this country last year were Irish

A US government report was critical of Ireland’s system, which it says is failing to identify trafficking victims.

# trafficking - Friday 3 June, 2016

Two Irish men arrested for drug trafficking in Spain as part of 'Operation Leprechaun'

The two were held after the detention of a British drug dealer on the holiday island of Majorca.

# trafficking - Monday 4 April, 2016

Survivors of Nepal earthquake 'being sold as child slaves in UK'

Children are said to be exchanging hands for as little as €6,500.

# trafficking - Monday 11 January, 2016

Woman forced to work in Irish brothel to 'repay her debt'

It was the group’s second busiest year since it began working in the area a decade ago.

# trafficking - Monday 7 December, 2015

'This Christmas Day there will be women in brothels around the country'

Prostitution charity Ruhama found an increase in the women accessing its services last year.

# trafficking - Monday 30 November, 2015

Investigation details systematic movement of prostitutes around Ireland's towns

The RTE Investigations Unit estimates that there are up to 20 gangs involved in organised prostitution here today.

# trafficking - Wednesday 30 September, 2015

Arrest in Donegal 'highlights need for action on trafficking'

A man in his 40s has been arrested as part of an investigation into alleged human trafficking.

# trafficking - Tuesday 22 September, 2015

An Irish man has been extradited to the US for trafficking rhinoceros horns

Patrick Sheridan was originally arrested in the UK in January.

# trafficking - Monday 7 September, 2015

From Vietnam to Mountjoy: Shackled by debt, trafficked and trapped in an Irish growhouse

Q’s story is terrifying and heartbreaking, as well as a look at the failure of global laws.

# trafficking - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

# trafficking - Saturday 20 June, 2015

What do you do when people smuggler is the best job you can get?

“If one of them falls, the others tap on the roof and I stop the van.”

# trafficking - Thursday 11 June, 2015

Failure to crack down on sex trafficking will make communities 'safe havens for pimps'

The National Women’s Council of Ireland has called for stronger anti-trafficking measures.

# trafficking - Friday 5 June, 2015

Two pregnant women found among 68 trafficked in containers

The four men driving the vehicles have been arrested on suspicion of breaking immigration laws.

# trafficking - Wednesday 25 March, 2015

Australian drug smugglers make last-ditch attempt to avoid death by firing squad

Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the ringleaders of the so-called “Bali Nine” drug trafficking gang, were sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia.

# trafficking - Wednesday 11 March, 2015

Two men freed after cannabis arrest, saying they had been trafficked into Ireland

The judge found that the gardaí investigating the case were also investigating the claims that they had been trafficked.

# trafficking - Wednesday 5 November, 2014

# trafficking - Saturday 18 October, 2014

Some convicted migrants may have been forced to commit crimes by human traffickers

183 people were trafficked into Ireland in three years, a report shows.

# trafficking - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Gardaí team up with Europol in operation that saved 30 children from trafficking

Over 1,000 arrests were made across the EU and most arrests made in Ireland were for burglary offences.

# trafficking - Monday 15 September, 2014

Fears for 500 on sunken boat as two Palestinian migrants are rescued in Mediterranean

The UN has estimated that 2,200 people have drowned crossing the seas since June.

# trafficking - Wednesday 30 July, 2014

Trafficked Asian nationals forced into drug trade are getting tougher sentences than Irish – MRCI

Today is United Nations World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

# trafficking - Thursday 12 June, 2014

Gardaí believe sex traffickers use voodoo rituals on their victims

Seven victims of human trafficking were identified in Ireland over the past 48 hours.

# trafficking - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: An EU coastguard for the Mediterranean could save lives and national budgets

There is a tragedy unfolding in the Mediterranean – and it’s not just the responsibility of southern European states.

# trafficking - Tuesday 6 May, 2014

Education, training and legal help all lacking for trafficking victims - Immigrant Council of Ireland

The ICI spoke to the Seanad and have outlined how over half of those trafficked to Ireland do not get access to proper supports.

# trafficking - Thursday 1 May, 2014

The State is failing to spot victims of trafficking, here's why...

There is still a general onus on victims to self-report according to the ESRI.

# trafficking - Saturday 12 April, 2014

‘Strongest response possible’ needed to combat human trafficking in Ireland

The Immigrant Council of Ireland is calling for a range of measures to be introduced in Ireland’s next anti-trafficking plan.

# trafficking - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Are enough airline staff being trained to identify trafficking victims?

Irish airlines are being encouraged to use the online training resource, developed by the Justice Department.

# trafficking - Thursday 27 March, 2014

Column: Sex buyers are the last link in chain of trafficking, abuse and rape

The result of 18 months of academic work shows the fear of being named and shamed in a local newspaper would be the greatest deterrent to buyers of sex, writes Nusha Yonkova.

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