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 Ballymun Garda Station

Ballymun Garda Station

Ballymun Garda Station

A man in his 40s has been arrested as part of an investigation into an illegal immigrant smuggling ring. 

Gardaí confirmed that a search was carried out in Monaghan yesterday, in relation to the suspected supply of false identity documents and associated money laundering by organised criminals.

Members of the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) carried out the search and seized documentation and electronic devices.

Gardaí have confirmed that a man was arrested and he is currently being detained at Ballymun Garda Station.

In a statement, Detective Chief Superintendent Seamus Boland, head of the GNIB 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 co-ordinated investigations extend beyond our borders and dismantle these organised crime groups"

He also confirmed that investigations are continuing.

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