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#Trafficking

# trafficking - Friday 27 September, 2019

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Gardaí conducted a number of targeted operations across the country last week.

# trafficking - Thursday 20 June, 2019

US report criticises Ireland's 'insufficient efforts' to tackle human trafficking

The report published by the US State Department noted Ireland’s use of direct provision centres to accommodate ‘traumatised victims’.

# trafficking - Wednesday 29 May, 2019

23 trafficking victims who came from abroad helped by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year

That’s according to the Council’s impact report for 2018, which has been published today.

# trafficking - Tuesday 13 November, 2018

Report on Ireland's sex industry: 'Highly organised, thriving in every county'

A report compared the legislative approaches in six EU countries to tackling human trafficking in prostitution.

# trafficking - Tuesday 4 September, 2018

'A person who played God': Eleven year sentence sought for accused in Spain 'stolen babies' trial

New mothers were told their babies had died suddenly within hours of birth but they were given or sold to another family.

# trafficking - Sunday 29 July, 2018

'Vulnerable to abuse': Children account for almost one-third of trafficking victims

Some boys fail to come forward for help due to gender stereotypes, Unicef has said.

# trafficking - Sunday 8 April, 2018

'A game of cat and mouse': The struggle to stop drug smuggling in a neglected Spanish town

Members of the drug trafficking ring pointed to the unemployment rate in the province as a fuel for their criminal activity.

# 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

Ashton Kutcher close to tears in speech about efforts to combat child sexual exploitation Child Trafficking This post contains videos

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.

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