Man arrested in Monaghan over suspected smuggling operation 6 days ago

Man arrested in Monaghan over suspected smuggling operation

Documentation and electronic devices were also seized in the operation.

A man in his 40s has been arrested as part of a Garda investigation into organised crime and suspected smuggling of illegal immigrants.

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Personnel attached to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) carried out a search in the Monaghan area targeting an organised crime group facilitating the suspected smuggling of illegal immigrants, the suspected supply of false identity documents and associated money laundering.

A man was arrested and is being held at Ballymun Garda Station.

Documentation and electronic devices were also seized.

Speaking today, the head of the Garda National Immigration Bureau, Detective Chief Superintendent Seamus Boland said: "An Garda Síochána is committed to targeting organised crime groups that are suspected to prey on the most vulnerable in our society for financial gain.

"We will continue to work closely with our international partners, including Europol, to ensure that coordinated investigations extend beyond our borders and dismantle these organised crime groups."

Investigations are ongoing.