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#Trafficking

# trafficking - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Heroin smuggling gang operating in Ireland north and south and Lithuania targeted in Belfast raids
# Crime
# Crime

Heroin smuggling gang operating in Ireland north and south and Lithuania targeted in Belfast raids

Aug 27th 2020, 3:38 PM 23,067 Views 0 Comments

Three people were arrested in five searches yesterday.

# trafficking - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Accommodation unit to be set up for victims of sexual exploitation living in Direct Provision
# DePaul
# DePaul

Accommodation unit to be set up for victims of sexual exploitation living in Direct Provision

Aug 11th 2020, 6:10 AM 15,468 Views 10 Comments

It comes after Ireland was downgraded in an assessment of its response to eliminating human trafficking.

# trafficking - Thursday 30 July, 2020

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland
# Gardaí
# Gardaí

Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland

Jul 30th 2020, 11:15 AM 29,146 Views 22 Comments

Justice Minster Helen McEntee revealed the latest figure on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.

# trafficking - Thursday 4 June, 2020

27 female victims of trafficking assisted by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year
# Annual Report
# Annual Report

27 female victims of trafficking assisted by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year

Jun 4th 2020, 8:19 AM 13,974 Views 8 Comments

The council’s impact report for 2019 has been published today.

# trafficking - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Second man to appear in court charged with trafficking illegal immigrants
# Fake Passports
# Fake Passports

Second man to appear in court charged with trafficking illegal immigrants

Apr 8th 2020, 8:41 AM 20,499 Views 0 Comments

A number of people have been arrested by gardaí as part of Operation Mombasa.

# trafficking - Sunday 23 February, 2020

'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks
# Child Protection
# Child Protection

'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks

Feb 23rd 2020, 6:30 AM 26,806 Views 9 Comments

The OSCE’s special representative for combating human trafficking said children in foster care or those who came from abusive backgrounds are particularly vulnerable.

# trafficking - Wednesday 30 October, 2019

Court hears of possible trafficking as Vietnamese woman to plead guilty in €1 million grow house case
# Cannabis
# Cannabis

Court hears of possible trafficking as Vietnamese woman to plead guilty in €1 million grow house case

Oct 30th 2019, 5:50 PM 20,872 Views 0 Comments

More than 500 cannabis plants at various growth stages were found at the 16-bedroomed property on 31 May last year.

# trafficking - Friday 27 September, 2019

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
# Crackdown
# Crackdown

Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services

Sep 27th 2019, 10:04 AM 44,549 Views 120 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

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

Jun 20th 2019, 7:32 PM 13,157 Views 28 Comments

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
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

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

May 29th 2019, 6:20 AM 7,185 Views 5 Comments

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'
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

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

Nov 13th 2018, 6:10 AM 64,076 Views 40 Comments

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
# Spain
# Spain

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

Sep 4th 2018, 9:59 PM 17,280 Views 0 Comments

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
# Crisis
# Crisis

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

Jul 29th 2018, 7:15 PM 8,485 Views 10 Comments

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
# Gangs
# Gangs

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

Apr 8th 2018, 6:15 AM 20,480 Views 2 Comments

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
# Kinahans
# Kinahans

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

Nov 26th 2017, 8:00 AM 32,574 Views 0 Comments

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
# El Rico
# El Rico

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

Nov 5th 2017, 12:05 AM 73,825 Views 51 Comments

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'
# Testimonies
# Testimonies

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

Oct 12th 2017, 6:40 AM 15,404 Views 13 Comments

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
# Southeast Asia
# Southeast Asia

Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted

Oct 6th 2017, 1:19 PM 14,129 Views 0 Comments

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
# Call Andreea
# Call Andreea

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

Sep 20th 2017, 6:09 PM 35,257 Views 59 Comments

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
# Child Trafficking

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

Feb 17th 2017, 6:17 PM 18,718 Views 34 Comments

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
# Busted
# Busted

Two men arrested after drugs destined for Galway rag week seized

Feb 10th 2017, 7:35 PM 17,744 Views 45 Comments

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

# trafficking - Thursday 9 February, 2017

China police rescue 32 trafficked Vietnamese brides
# Saved
# Saved

China police rescue 32 trafficked Vietnamese brides

Feb 9th 2017, 9:42 AM 14,073 Views 34 Comments

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
# Crime
# Crime

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

Jan 18th 2017, 6:03 AM 16,134 Views 0 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

Nov 1st 2016, 12:05 PM 31,721 Views 41 Comments

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
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

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

Oct 29th 2016, 3:36 PM 14,042 Views 0 Comments

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
# Tallaght
# Tallaght

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

Oct 23rd 2016, 12:54 PM 14,138 Views 4 Comments

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'
# Portadown
# Portadown

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

Oct 7th 2016, 1:20 PM 17,825 Views 19 Comments

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
# Exploitation
# Exploitation

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

Jul 1st 2016, 11:31 AM 14,374 Views 18 Comments

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'
# Majorca
# Majorca

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

Jun 3rd 2016, 5:37 PM 36,619 Views 35 Comments

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'
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

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

Apr 4th 2016, 3:45 PM 15,942 Views 16 Comments

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'
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

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

Jan 11th 2016, 4:45 PM 45,495 Views 66 Comments

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'
# Sex Trafficking
# Sex Trafficking

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

Dec 7th 2015, 12:17 PM 26,731 Views 85 Comments

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
# Rte Investigations Unit
# Rte Investigations Unit

Investigation details systematic movement of prostitutes around Ireland's towns

Nov 30th 2015, 10:30 PM 30,678 Views 83 Comments

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'
# Human Trafficking
# Human Trafficking

Arrest in Donegal 'highlights need for action on trafficking'

Sep 30th 2015, 9:51 AM 20,217 Views 21 Comments

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
# Texas
# Texas

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

Sep 22nd 2015, 9:13 PM 18,829 Views 0 Comments

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
# Trafficking
# Trafficking

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

Sep 7th 2015, 6:05 AM 23,302 Views 15 Comments

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

# trafficking - Wednesday 19 August, 2015

Four women trafficked into UK, treated like pieces of meat and sold into sham marriages
# Slovakia
# Slovakia

Four women trafficked into UK, treated like pieces of meat and sold into sham marriages

Aug 19th 2015, 6:03 AM 18,774 Views 13 Comments

The ringleader is known as Romeo.

# trafficking - Saturday 20 June, 2015

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

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

Jun 20th 2015, 5:00 PM 7,875 Views 9 Comments

“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'
# Turn Off The Red Light
# Turn Off The Red Light

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

Jun 11th 2015, 5:20 PM 6,666 Views 27 Comments

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
# Essex
# Essex

Two pregnant women found among 68 trafficked in containers

Jun 5th 2015, 12:46 PM 8,222 Views 8 Comments

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

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