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Man to appear in court charged with human trafficking


A 33-year-old man is due before court this morning in connection with an ongoing investigation into human trafficking.

The 33-year-old man was arrested by gardai in Dublin yesterday evening.

Operation Quest was launched in 2012 to tackle the 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 Gardaí.

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 third person to face charges as part of this investigation.