Sunday 20 October 2019

Two women arrested in human trafficking probe

The arrests came following a search of two properties in Mullingar.

Garda have arrested two women in Westmeath as part of an investigation into human trafficking and prostitution (Niall Carson/PA)
Garda have arrested two women in Westmeath as part of an investigation into human trafficking and prostitution (Niall Carson/PA)

By Rebecca Black, Press Association

Two women have been arrested in Westmeath by Garda investigating human trafficking and prostitution.

A 29-year-old and a 42-year-old were detained on Sunday morning following a search of two premises in the Mullingar area.

They were arrested by officers investigating human trafficking, money laundering and prostitution, and are being questioned at Mullingar Garda Station.

A Garda spokesman said the investigation continues.

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