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Gardai search premises in Co Cork over suspected human trafficking

Three men, who it is suspected were recently trafficked into Ireland, were removed from the properties

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The Garda investigation is continuing (Niall Carson/PA)

The Garda investigation is continuing (Niall Carson/PA)

The Garda investigation is continuing (Niall Carson/PA)

Gardai in Cork have carried out searches in relation to suspected human trafficking.

An intelligence-led operation took place on Sunday in the Cork North Garda Division.

Two premises in the Charleville/Mallow area were searched and 24 adults present were interviewed.

Three men, who it is suspected were recently trafficked into Ireland, were removed from the properties and are receiving assistance.

The search took place with the assistance of the Armed Support Unit, the Southern Region Dog Unit and gardai from across North Cork Division.

No arrests have been made and the investigation is continuing.

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