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Man arrested in Dublin in connection with human trafficking investigation

Crime DeskBy Sunday World
Man arrested in Dublin in connection with human trafficking investigation

A 38-year-old man was arrested in Dublin this afternoon as part of an investigation into human trafficking.

A 38-year-old man will appear before a sitting of Dublin District Court at 4pm this evening, charged in connection with an ongoing human trafficking investigation.

The man was arrested in Dublin earlier this afternoon.  

In February 2012, an investigation was commenced by members of An Garda Síochána attached to Operation Quest into human trafficking of Polish nationals into the state by organised criminal groups for the purpose of sexual exploitation.  

During the course of the investigation, a number of female victims were identified and interviewed by gardai.

Those identified are continuing to receive support from Ruhama and the HSE.

Five suspects were arrested and detained under Section 50 of the Criminal Justice Act, 2007. They were released without charge and a comprehensive investigation file was forwarded to the Director of Public Prosecutions.  

This is the second person to face charges following a four-year-long investigation.

A male aged in his 30s was charged before a sitting Athlone District Court under Human Trafficking legislation on Wednesday.