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'The investigation lead by GNIB uncovered an alleged organised fraud, contrived to secure immigration status within the State'

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Dublin's Criminal Courts of Justice

Dublin's Criminal Courts of Justice

Dublin's Criminal Courts of Justice

Nine people are due before the courts this morning following an investigation into suspected organised immigration crime. 

Gardaí attached to the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) charged the nine with offences under the Passport Act, the Civil Registration Act and the Theft and Fraud Offences Act.

All nine are due to appear before the Criminal Courts of Justice (Court 4) this morning at 10.30am.

“The investigation lead by GNIB uncovered an alleged organised fraud, contrived to secure immigration status within the State,” gardai said in a statement.

“The organised fraud related to suspected cases of false parentage, whereby female non-nationals were giving birth to children and allegedly falsely naming Irish or EU citizens as the father of the child.

“One person has previously appeared before court in relation to this investigation.”

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