From top: Dublin Airport; Garda Assistant Commissioner John O’Driscoll with responsibility for Special Crime Operations speaking to media this morning
Two Aer Lingus employees were among three men arrested by gardai last night in an investigation into international illegal immigrant smuggling network through Dublin Airport.
The employees are suspected of using catering vehicles to move illegal immigrants directly from planes that landed in Dublin Airport to a car-park outside the facility.
A senior source said that this meant that the illegal immigrants could avoid immigration and security checks at the airport.
Gardai believe that the scam has been ongoing for a number of years and more than 500 people have been smuggled into Ireland this way.”