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Tuesday 26 September 2023 Dublin: 13°C
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# Dublin
Man (30s) arrested in relation to suspected people smuggling operation
Gardaí from the Garda National Immigration Bureau arrested the man following a search and arrested operation today.

A MAN HAS been arrested in connection with ongoing investigations targeting people smuggling into Ireland.

As part of the investigation, gardaí from the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) conducted a search and arrest operation in Dublin today.

During the operation, a man in his 30s was arrested in the west Dublin area.

He was taken to Ballymun Garda Station where he is currently detained section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.

An apartment was subsequently searched under warrant and a number of items including mobile phones and a computer were seized.

The operation follows a number of suspected people smuggling incidents at Dublin Airport in April and May of this year.

A garda spokesperson said that investigations into the matter are ongoing and that further updates will follow.