10 people who posed 'risk' to Irish communities surrendered by Gardaí to Polish police
All ten were detained on the foot of European Arrest Warrants.
Gardaí surrendered nine males and one female to Polish National Police at Baldonnell Aerodrome in Dublin 22 on Friday (3 March).
In a statement, a Garda spokesperson said that all ten people were detained on the foot of European Arrest Warrants either on the Friday or previous Thursday.
According to the spokesperson, the European Arrest Warrants were issued by Polish authorities for offences ranging from "assault, drug trafficking, theft, fraud and inciting prostitution in Poland".
The operation involved coordinated activity by Gardaí from the Garda National Bureau of Criminal Investigation, local Gardaí across a number of Garda stations in the Dublin Region, the Irish Prison Service, and the Air Corps, Óglaigh na hÉireann.
Speaking on Friday, Detective Superintendent Michael Mullen of the Garda Extradition Unit said:
"This successful operation highlights strong international cooperation between An Garda Síochána and international partners resulting in the removal of fugitives who posed a risk to communities in Ireland.
"This operation also highlights the continued commitment of domestic stakeholders including the Department of Justice, the Defence Forces and the Irish Prison Service all of whom work in tandem to ensure wanted fugitives are brought to justice."