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Saturday 10 June 2023 Dublin: 16°C

# people smuggling

This year
# San Diego
Eight dead after smuggling boats capsize amid heavy fog in California
Smuggling off the California coast has ebbed and flowed over the years but has long been a risky alternative for migrants to avoid land borders.
# Courts
Man jailed for three years for attempting to smuggle people into Ireland via Dublin Airport
The man was paid up to €1,000 for each person he successfully smuggled in.
# refugee crisis
Seven people detained after 18 found dead in abandoned truck in Bulgaria
Some survivors are being treated for carbon monoxide poisoning after having inhaled exhaust pipe gases.
# Explainer
Explainer: What is the difference between ‘economic migrants’, ‘refugees’ and 'asylum-seekers'?
False claims about asylum seekers often use terms in confusing and contradictory ways
Last year
# people smuggling
Three people arrested over Bolivian people smuggling operation using Common Travel Area
The UK Home Office said it is believed that they were abusing the Common Travel Area between Dublin and Belfast.
# 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.
All time
# operation mombasa
Man arrested over suspected involvement with people smuggling operation
A search was carried out in Monaghan yesterday.
# people smuggling
All 39 victims from the Essex lorry tragedy have now been identified
All of the deceased were Vietnamese nationals, a spokesman for Essex Police said.
# people smuggling
Essex container tragedy: Police believe lorry and container entered UK separately
39 people were found dead this morning in a lorry container that entered the UK.
# people smuggling
People smugglers jailed after attempts to transport Georgian nationals into UK through Ireland
The gang tried to use the Common Travel Area between Ireland and Britain.
# Courts
More charges against Aer Lingus worker accused of people smuggling at Dublin Airport
Peter Kernan was arrested as part of an investigation by the Garda National Immigration Bureau.
# Human Trafficking
'An industry built on human misery' - in an uncertain world people smugglers are making billions
The waves of desperate people slipping across international borders every year has created a massive moneymaking opportunity for unscrupulous human traffickers.
# people smuggling
Three men at centre of Dublin Airport human trafficking case to appear in court today
Two Aer Lingus staff were among those arrested at Dublin Airport yesterday.
# Human Trafficking
People smuggling in Ireland: 'We need to ask, why are they taking this route?'
Yesterday, three men were arrested in connection with people smuggling queries – last year, 4,000 people were refused entry at Irish ports.
# people smuggling
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.”
# Keeping schtum
Did Australia bribe people smugglers to turn their boat around?
The country’s prime minister won’t say.
# Trafficking
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.
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.