Suspected human trafficking operation at Dublin Airport

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Three men have been arrested as part of an investigation into an international illegal immigrant smuggling network through Dublin Airport.

Two of those arrested are Aer Lingus employees at the airport.

Gardaí identified a so-called travel agency based in a non-descript building in a backstreet in Rome and allegedly involved in channelling illegal immigrants into Dublin.

They suspect illegal immigrants have been taken from planes and escorted landside by airport employees without going through passport, customs or other security or immigration controls.

They were then put in cars and trucks that had security clearance and driven from the airport to a safe house in the capital.


Dublin Airport immigrant smuggling ring uncovered

RTE are reporting that up to 100 people were being trafficked through Dublin Airport each year.

Unbelievable that an operation on this scale was able to operate without being detected for apparently many years.
 


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Indo reporting further aspects. Aer Lingus employees using catering vehicles to transport the illegal immigrants.

Wow. This is unreal. Makes you wonder what other "stuff" gets in this way.

Aer Lingus employees suspected of 'using catering vehicles to smuggle immigrants into Ireland' - Independent.ie
This is a serious development.

Now, can anyone explain to me the difference between this operation and the people trafficking going on with the illegal migrants being 'rescued' from the mediterranean.

Both operations assist people traffickers.
 
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Maybe they're just Irish people coming home, but didn't want the hassle of on-line check-in, and printing off their boarding pass
 

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Major breakdown in Airport security here......if these people were coming straight off the plane into catering trucks then there would have to be crew involvement.
 

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Indo reporting further aspects. Aer Lingus employees using catering vehicles to transport the illegal immigrants.

Wow. This is unreal. Makes you wonder what other "stuff" gets in this way.

www .independent.ie/irish-news/aer-lingus-employees-suspected-of-using-catering-vehicles-to-smuggle-immigrants-into-ireland-35390164.html

Aer Lingus employees suspected of 'using catering vehicles to smuggle immigrants into Ireland' - Independent.ie
We can't bring any liquids over 100ml onto a plane but we can stick a few illegals in a catering trolly and bring them anywhere we want!
 

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RTE are reporting that up to 100 people were being trafficked through Dublin Airport each year.

Unbelievable that an operation on this scale was able to operate without being detected for apparently many years.


These things happen everywhere.

But commendations for the people who successfully pursued these malefactors.

Hopefully there'll be further arrests.
 

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We can't bring any liquids over 100ml onto a plane but we can stick a few illegals in a catering trolly and bring them anywhere we want!
I've long thought that most of the security measures put in place since 9/11 are for show, it's so obvious that terrorist organizations just have to put someone airside as staff in any of the many service sectors that airports and airlines require. Why would they bother trying to get something through the humiliating security checks that the sheep, sorry, passengers now undergo?
 

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All good that this has been found out. But how many have come across the border, destroyed their travel documents and then if and when put in contact with the migration quangoes claimed asylum? As for those who stay away from asylum claims, have the authorities any idea at all how many are here and are working illegally?
 

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I've long thought that most of the security measures put in place since 9/11 are for show, it's so obvious that terrorist organizations just have to put someone airside as staff in any of the many service sectors that airports and airlines require. Why would they bother trying to get something through the humiliating security checks that the sheep, sorry, passengers now undergo?
Consider that any bottles of sham-poo or other liquids over 100ml are simply taken from passengers and dumped into a bucket under the counter then into a wheelie bin behind the counter, if any were explosives the whole airport could go up in a huge explosion, there is also a massive risk from car bombs at airports.
 

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Can anyone clarify are Dublin Airport Police a Division of An Garda Siochana?
or are they under the employ of DAA?
 

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Consider that any bottles of sham-poo or other liquids over 100ml are simply taken from passengers and dumped into a bucket under the counter then into a wheelie bin behind the counter, if any were explosives the whole airport could go up in a huge explosion, there is also a massive risk from car bombs at airports.
Yes, that's just the sort of thing that made me smell a rat too. I've had stuff confiscated at security that I'm certain airport staff share out among themselves. How could they dump it anyway? If it's potentially dangerous, disposal would cost a bomb. Pun intended.
 

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dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4146246/Terrorists-fast-train-Britain.html]ANYONE could get to the UK on Eurostar without a passport | Daily Mail Online

Why would anyone cram themselves into a trolley when they can sit in comfort in the Eurostar using a ticket bought for €3 and enjoy an excellent coffee in either of the Metropole Lounges while travelling through the tunnel.
I've had my passport checked on the Eurostar, so maybe it's random?
 

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Can anyone clarify are Dublin Airport Police a Division of An Garda Siochana?
or are they under the employ of DAA?
Airport police are part of the DAA. They only have "juristiction" in and around the airport and can only detain. As far as I know they don't have powers of arrest.
 

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lol, it's very amusing to read the surprise from posters on this.

Are you all really that clueless about how the real world operates?

And how incompetent Irish control measures are in many fields?
 


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