Man arrested in Letterkenny as part of human trafficking investigation

Gardai in Donegal have appealed for information.
Gardai in Donegal have appealed for information.

A man in his 40s was arrested in Letterkenny on Tuesday as part of an investigation into alleged human trafficking.

The man was arrested when Gardaí searched a number of locations in Letterkenny area and was detained under Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984 at Letterkenny Garda Station.

A Garda spokesperson said the investigation commenced on Sunday 30th August, when Gardaí at Letterkenny carried out an operation during which five men were safely removed from a business premises on Pearse Road, Letterkenny. A sixth man was located elsewhere in Letterkenny Town on the same date during the operation. All six, who range in age from 21 to 45 years, were relocated to safe and secure accommodation.

The investigation which is being led by Gardaí at Letterkenny, assisted by The Garda Human Trafficking Investigation and Co-ordination Unit, Romanian Authorities, The Department of Justice and other Government Agencies, is continuing.