Gardaí Identify 46 People Allegedly Purchasing Sex Over Two days

The investigation was carried out by 16 divisions, including Gardaí in the midlands.

Gardaí identified 46 people allegedly purchasing sex over just two days last week, as part of a national crackdown on human trafficking.

The investigation was carried out by 16 divisions, including Gardaí in the midlands.

One person in the south west informed Gardaí there are a number of people in their area who they believe have been trafficked into the country. 

Another in the east of the country, reported a suspected pimp, who they believe has financial control of a number of people living locally.

Superintendent Derek Maguire explains what happens when they’ve been identified as a victim of human trafficking:

The Sex Workers Alliance of Ireland says many of their members are fearful of Gardaí, despite recent efforts by the force to improve their relationship. 

Head of Communications at the SWAI, Linda Cavanagh, says many of their members responded negatively to the operation:

More from Midlands News