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# Trafficking

Last month
May 2023
# Organised Crime
'Kinahan' drugs and cash smuggler told to pay more than €700k to UK authorities
Thomas Maher (42) originally from County Offaly was sentenced to 14 years and eight months imprisonment for drug trafficking in December 2020.
This year
# Courts
Human trafficking and prostitution trial of two Brazilian women collapses
The judge said that the case could not proceed due to ‘unforeseen circumstances’ but will begin before a new jury later in the month.
# epstein
Prince Andrew and Virginia Giuffre photo is fake, says Ghislaine Maxwell
The British prince has previously questioned the validity of the famous image.
Last year
# An Garda Síochána
Gardaí have intercepted 77 assassination attempts since Regency murder, report reveals
The research shows the amount of drugs seized by Gardaí last year increased by 73.5% to €63.68 million.
# Sex Trade
Gardaí probe concerns of sexual trafficking in the south-west
Enquiries have also been launched into a ‘pimp’ operating in an undisclosed part of the country.
# Trafficking
'Vulnerable' girl taken into care after entering Ireland with man claiming to be her uncle
The girl had arrived into Ireland from Ukraine.
Migrants recount their journeys to US following Texas truck deaths
53 migrants died this week after the trailer they were in was abandoned in Texas.
All time
# Cannabis
'This is happening in plain sight': Telling the story of trafficked people working in Irish growhouses
A new artwork is based on the stories of people affected.
# Crime
Heroin smuggling gang operating in Ireland north and south and Lithuania targeted in Belfast raids
Three people were arrested in five searches yesterday.
# DePaul
Accommodation unit to be set up for victims of sexual exploitation living in Direct Provision
It comes after Ireland was downgraded in an assessment of its response to eliminating human trafficking.
# Gardaí
Around 80 human trafficking investigations underway in Ireland
Justice Minster Helen McEntee revealed the latest figure on World Day against Trafficking in Persons.
# Annual Report
27 female victims of trafficking assisted by Immigrant Council of Ireland last year
The council’s impact report for 2019 has been published today.
# Fake Passports
Second man to appear in court charged with trafficking illegal immigrants
A number of people have been arrested by gardaí as part of Operation Mombasa.
# Child Protection
'You're not screening for them': Concern that trafficked Irish children are falling through the cracks
The OSCE’s special representative for combating human trafficking said children in foster care or those who came from abusive backgrounds are particularly vulnerable.
# Cannabis
Court hears of possible trafficking as Vietnamese woman to plead guilty in €1 million grow house case
More than 500 cannabis plants at various growth stages were found at the 16-bedroomed property on 31 May last year.
# crackdown
Gardaí question 38 people suspected of purchasing sexual services
Gardaí conducted a number of targeted operations across the country last week.
# Human Trafficking
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
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
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.
# Spain
'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.
# crisis
'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.
# Gangs
'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.
# Kinahans
Confident gardaí have Kinahans on the back foot after latest drug seizure
A number of large seizures have crippled the Kinahans’ supply chains.
# el rico
Kinahan cartel members to face international murder charges following arrest of Chilean drug lord
Over 100 lines of inquiry have been investigated.
# testimonies
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.
# Southeast Asia
Members of gang which ran prostitution ring in UK hotels convicted
In total, the operation generated hundreds of thousands of pounds.
# call andreea
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.
# Child Trafficking
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.
# Busted
Two men arrested after drugs destined for Galway rag week seized
The drugs have an estimated street value of €50,000.
# Saved
China police rescue 32 trafficked Vietnamese brides
Farmers see “buying” a woman from abroad as cheaper than paying a dowry for a Chinese bride.
# Crime
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.
# Courts
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.
# Human Trafficking
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.
# Tallaght
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.
# Portadown
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.
# Exploitation
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.
# majorca
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
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
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.
# sex trafficking
'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.