Eight deported after operation targeting illegal immigration

Checkpoint was set up in Dundalk, Co Louth earlier this week

Eight people were deported earlier this week in Dundalk, Co Louth, in a garda operation targeting illegal immigration.

The operation took place on Monday, February 6th, and was carried out by the immigration unit at Dundalk garda station assisted by the Garda National Immigration Bureau.

The eight people were detected at a checkpoint and were returned to the North or the UK.

Eleven vehicles were also seized under Section 41 of Road Traffic Act.